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PIRA urged to support Govt’s efforts to promote sustainable development in Punjab

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Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh on Monday urged Punjab State Infrastructure Regulatory Authority (PIRA) to support the government’s efforts to promote sustainable development in the state.

The request was made by the Chief Minister during his meeting with the newly-appointed PIRA chairman Jatinderbir Singh — a retired IAS, accompanied by its member chief engineer (retd) Manmohan Singh.

During the interaction, Capt Amarinder stressed the importance of more infrastructure development projects under public-private partnership (PPP) mode — be it roads, highways, bridges, transport, education, technical education, medical or tourism related projects. “This would help ensure more holistic infrastructure development across the state,” he said.

PIRA chairman said that already development projects have been initiated in consonance with the prime objective of the newly-constituted authority for creation and successful completion of infrastructure projects under PPP mode.

At the very onset of the meeting, both the chairman and member of the regulatory authority expressed their gratitude to the Chief Minister for giving them an opportunity to serve the state by reposing trust in them.

It may be recalled that the state cabinet had, in November last year, enhanced PIRA’s scope of work and, henceforth, all arbitration cases for the disputes between contractors and government departments, boards and corporations, pertaining to infrastructure projects having a claim of Rs five crore and above, are to be decided by PIRA.




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