Punjab, J&K agree to resume work on Shahpur Kandi dam project

CHANDIGARH: The Governments of Punjab and Jammu & Kashmir Saturday signed an agreement to resume work on the Rs 2,793 crore Shahpur Kandi dam project.

The two states have decided to complete the project within three years, according to an official spokesperson, who pointed out that the Punjab chief minister had been pursuing the matter aggressively with the Central Government over the past several months.

He had, in a recent meeting with Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, sought early resolution of all issues relating to this project.

A delegation from Punjab, comprising Minister for Water Resources Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria, Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh and Principal Secretary Water Resources Jaspal Sibgh, held talks with officials of the Government of Jammu and Kashmir and signed the agreement. (AGENCIES)