Chandigarh: Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will take stock of the ongoing work on the Kartarpur corridor project at Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur district on Thursday, a state minister said on Wednesday. The Kartarpur corridor will connect Darbar Sahib — the final resting place of Guru Nanak Dev — in Pakistan’s Kartarpur with Dera Baba Nanak shrine in Gurdaspur district of Punjab. It will facilitate visa-free movement of Indian pilgrims, who will have to just obtain a permit to visit Kartarpur Sahib, which is located in Pakistan’s Narowal district across the Ravi river, about four kilometres from the Dera Baba Nanak shrine. Also Read – Uddhav bats for ‘Sena CM’ “CM sahib will inspect the ongoing work being carried out by NHAI and Land Port Authority of India at Dera Baba Nank tomorrow (Thursday),” Punjab Jails Minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa said. Pakistan is building the corridor from the Indian border to the Gurdwara Darbar Sahib in Kartarpur, while the other part from Dera Baba Nanak in Gurdaspur up to the border is being built by India. The four-lane highway connecting the Zero Point of the Kartarpur corridor up to National Highway-354 is being constructed by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Besides, a passenger terminal is also under construction. Also Read – Farooq demands unconditional release of all detainees in J&K The corridor will be opened in November in connection with the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev. Randhawa further said the Punjab Cabinet will hold its next meeting at Dera Baba Nanak town in Gurdaspur. Earlier, the counsel of ministers had held its meeting at Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district. The minister said he will discuss the issue of proceedings of Tuesday’s Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee coordination panel meeting with the chief minister. Randhawa had on Tuesday attended the meeting of coordination panel for the first time as representative of the state government in connection with the 550th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Nanak Dev in Amritsar.
New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal, is scheduled to speak at the C40 Summit in Copenhagen, Denmark between 9-12 October. He will speak on lowering pollution, including the Odd-Even scheme, and other issues which he oversaw in his recent years as Chief Minister. The CM will join leaders of other cities like New York, London, Paris, Los Angeles and Berlin and speak on the climate crisis impacting the world an official stated.This is not Kejriwal’s first foreign tour as CM, in September last year, he travelled to Seoul in South Korea to sign agreements between Delhi and Seoul. Also Read – Odd-Even: CM seeks transport dept’s views on exemption to women, two wheelers, CNG vehiclesAn official statement read, “The CM is expected to speak on his government’s experience in lowering air pollution in the city and present the set of initiatives taken by the Delhi government that led to the 25% reduction in air pollution in the city. He is also expected to speak about the role of improved electricity supply, phasing out of generators on a large scale, reduction in construction sites, shifting industries to CNG, the increased green cover, and reduction in industrial pollution due to the shut down of two thermal power plants.” Also Read – More good air days in Delhi due to Centre’s steps: JavadekarThe third edition of Odd-Even scheme is scheduled to be implemented from November 4 to November 15. CM Kejriwal is likely to speak about the Odd Even scheme, as an innovative solution to the air pollution spike. Apart from Delhi, only Paris and some other cities have successfully rolled out such a scheme. A statement from the Environment Minister, Kailash Gahlot, said, “It is a moment of pride for India that a leader of the country will present a major governance success story before the world.” Kejriwal will also speak at an event during the summit called the ‘Asian Mayors and City Leaders Meeting on Low Carbon Inclusive Growth’. Mayors and city leaders of Asia’s largest cities will meet to discuss how inclusive and sustainable growth can be attained using greener energy and leaving a lower carbon footprint. Many such bilateral meetings and sessions will take place, the details of which will be announced later.
Jaipur: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has dissolved the party’s executive in Rajasthan, days after its all six legislators joined the Congress and the brawl among activists at its office. National convener Ramji Gautam and former Rajya Sabha member Munkad Ali have been given the responsibility of the BSP in Rajasthan, said Bhagwan Singh, the party’s Rajasthan incharge. The entire executive of the BSP has been dissolved in the state, Singh said, adding that the decision had been taken on the instructions of Mayawati. The move comes after all the six BSP MLAs in the state joined the ruling Congress on September 16. Following the switch, workers clashed at the state-level meeting of the party held here two days ago.