Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal sought more funds from the centre under the Smart City project besides announcing construction of an elevated road in the city at a cost of Rs 1100 crore. While addressing a press conference here, Mr Badal said the centre should allot at least Rs 2,500 crore for Ludhiana because an amount of Rs 500 crore was not sufficient for overall development of the city. He said the State was willing to invest Rs 500 crore under this project for Ludhiana city alone. The Deputy CM also said that for finding a permanent solution to the traffic congestion in Ludhiana, the state government was coming up with a Rs 1100 crore project under which an elevated road would be constructed in the city, which would start from Samrala Chowk and end at Octroi Post on Ferozepur Road. Mr Sukhbir Badal said under the Safe City project, high resolution CCTV’s would be installed in 160 different places in the city which would help in checking crime in Ludhiana. He said the first phase of this project would be completed by November this year.