Chandigarh, August 13, 2022 (Yes Punjab News)
In consonance with the commitment of Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann to provide best road connectivity to state, the Public Works Department has embarked Special Repair, Widening and New Construction of link roads in the state. This will improve the flow of agricultural produce from villages to the mandis.
Divulging the details, PWD Minister Mr. Harbhajan Singh ETO said that total 32890 km length of link roads and 80 market committees are under PWD(B&R) jurisdiction. He said that Special Repair of 3793 km link roads (under phase IV) at a cost of Rs 471.92 cr in under progress and will be completed by October 31. He further informed that the ongoing project of New Construction and Widening of link roads with road length 1887km and of cost Rs 542.86 Cr shall be completed by June 30, 2023.
The Minister said that the Punjab government is making strenuous efforts for further carrying out Special Repair of link roads which are due in year 2022-23. He said that these link roads are of length 2217.35 km and estimated cost of special repair shall be 361.1 crore adding that work on it is likely to start soon.
The PWD Minister further asserted that the Government aims at providing pothole free widened link roads under which link roads of length 528 km are required to be widened from 10′ to 18′ with the estimated cost of Rs 27.5 Cr. The above proposal is being sent to Punjab Mandi Board for approval and funds.