• Punjab CM Parkash Badal approves Rs 750 crore for strengthening link roads

    Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today approved Rs 750 crore for the repair and strengthening of 6,500 km link road in the state.

    While chairing a meeting to review the progress of strengthening of ongoing road infrastructure projects at his residence, Badal finalised repair, widening and upgradation of 6500 km link road stretches in the state, a release said here.

    He gave directions to the officers of Public Works Department to ensure the construction as early as possible.

    He said that the project of connecting all towns and cities to the lane roads were going on war footing and the repair, widening and refurbishment of link road work should be executed on full swing.

    It was informed in the meeting that the work would be started before May 20.

    Meanwhile, the chief minister also took stock of the ongoing Rs 1115 crore project that will strengthen the road infrastructure of 7,825 Kms of link road and directed the authorities to finish this project before the end of June.

    Additional Chief Secretary of PWD informed that more than 56 per cent of construction under this project have been completed while the remaining work would also be finished within stipulated time frame. 

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