Chandigarh, April 8:
Power and Irrigation Minister Rana Gurjeet Singh today announced that the Shiv Kumar Batalvi memorial auditorium in Batala will get round the clock uninterrupted power supply that will take care of all its power needs.
Responding to media reports that the auditorium faced virtual closure due to the onset of summer and non-availability of sufficient power to run the AC units, he said, he will ensure that an upgraded and dedicated transformer is installed for the auditorium.
The power minister said, he has already issued instructions for this purpose and the transformer will be installed within a shortest period of time. “Not only will be a dedicated transformer installed, I will also ensure that the auditorium got round the clock power supply enough for its needs”, he added.
Rana said, besides holding the Shiv Kumar Batalvi memorial functions the auditorium will also play host to cultural activities promoting the culture of the state.
The Power Minister regretted that an auditorium built in memory of a legendry cultural icon of Punjab, should face such problems like supply of power during the summers for running the ACs.