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Development projects in Punjab's Ferozepur awaiting state governments NOC
Two major projects – PGI Satellite and Domestic Airport – for the border town Ferozepur approved by the Centre Government, with the efforts of Parminder Singh Pinki, Congress MLA from Ferozepur City are lingering for want of NOC and other related formalities, from the Punjab Government.

Expressing his views, the Congress MLA said, “It will be a matter of pleasure for the citizens of Ferozepur, in case the Chief Minister, Punjab on his visit to Ferozepur, on February 14, for laying the foundation stone of Govt. Degree College and Hockey Astroturf, may bring the No Objection Certificate (NOC) of Punjab Government so that the work on two major projects sanctioned by the Centre Government could be started well before the imposition of model code of conduct, in view of coming Lok Sabha elections.”

He further said that the Central Government has given approval for all the development projects and it is not understood as to why the state government is doing discrimination with the border town.

Pointing out the statement of Sukhbir Singh Badal, Dy. CM who promised to issue NOC for PGI Satellite Centre immediately after reaching at the headquarter, at the time of oath ceremony programme of Sarpanches, Parminder Singh said that it would have been more appropriate if the Chief Minister on his visit to Ferozepur could bring NOC for PGI Centre also.

The delay in starting of PGI Satellite Centre is depriving the people of Ferozepur and adjoining districts and they have to rush to Ludhiana or Chandigarh in the event of any emergency.

Talking about the Domestic Civil Airport, Pinki said, “Similar is the position for this project, in the absence of NOC from Punjab Government, the work could not be undertaken despite sanction by the Central Government about one year back.”

Appealing all the political parties, the Congress MLA asked them to come forward to work for the development of the area by keeping themselves above the politics without any prejudice.

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