Jaitley was here in connection with the 'Bhoomi Poojan' of new civil air terminal at Kandhola village near Adampur.
The Centre will leave no stone unturned to further speed up the development process in Punjab, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said today. Jaitley was here in connection with the ‘Bhoomi Poojan’ of new civil air terminal at Kandhola village near Adampur. Addressing a state-level function at Adampur grain market, Jaitley said the air connectivity in Punjab would open new vistas of development as the state would have better connectivity than any other state in India.
Terming Punjab as the major beneficiary under the new policy of the Union government to connect small towns, he said two out of three newly sanctioned airports were set up in Punjab at Bathinda and Adampur.
Hailing efforts of the Punjab government for overall development, Jaitley said that after the dark decade of terrorism, SAD-BJP combine under the leadership of Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal ensured the atmosphere of peace and prosperity by engaging all communities and making them equal partners in the overall prosperity of the state.
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Hitting out at the Congress, he said that the state did not witness even a single development project under the Congress-led government during 2002-07. Jaitley also said Punjab has attained the numero uno position in the area of core infrastructure in a survey conducted by agencies of Union government on the parameters of road network, power generation, urban and rural development.
He said that the Union government would leave no stone unturned to further speed up the development process as it had already approved Amritsar and Jalandhar under smart city, AIIMS at Bathinda and IIM at Amritsar.