Ludhiana, Punjab: A four-member team of highly qualified engineers from Engineer India Limited, a semi-government firm, reached here today. They are on a four-day visit to the city with regard to cleaning and beautification of Budha Nullah. The team met the higher officials of the Municipal Corporation and Deputy Commissioner Rajat Aggarwal at the Circuit House where the MC officials gave a detailed presentation on the nullah.
The engineers, along with a team of the MC officials, visited the nullah. They started from Jainpur village and Bhattiyan, near here.
The Municipal Corporation Commissioner, Pradeep Aggarwal, said Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal was concerned about the cleaning of the nullah. During his recent visit to Delhi, he had asked the company officials to visit the nullah to find out solutions to problems coming in the way of its cleaning and beautification.
The team of engineers, led by the Deputy General Manager, Sanjoy Mukherjee, has Yogesh Gautam, Anjesh Garg and Ravikant Sharma as its other members. The interacted with the officials of the MC, Sewerage Board and the District Administration. The company has been handling the cleaning of the Yamuna in Delhi.
Mukherjee said their company had been given the task of chalking out a detailed action plan on the cleaning of the Budha Nullah. He said there was an emergent need to clean the water, which had pollutants and chemicals discharged by dyeing units. He said during today’s visit, they observed the discharge of pollutants and chemicals into the nullah continued.
The engineers will submit a detailed report to the state government. Those who accompanied the engineers to the site included DC Rajat Aggarwal, CEO of the Sewerage Board DK Tiwari, Additional Commissioner of the MC Sumit Jarangal.