Punjab is marching towards pothole free and widened connecting roads


New Delhi: In line with Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann’s commitment to provide the best road connectivity in the state, the Public Works Department has started special repair, widening and new construction of link roads in the state. This improves the flow of agricultural produce from the villages to the mandi.

PWD Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO gave details that a total of 32,890 km long link roads and 80 market committees are under the purview of PWD(B&R). He said that special repair of 3,793 km link roads (Phase IV) at a cost of Rs 471.92 cr is underway and will be completed by October 31. He also said that the ongoing new construction and expansion of connecting roads to a road length of 1,887 km and a cost of 542.86 kroner will be completed by June 30, 2023.

The minister said that the Punjab government is working hard to continue the special repairs of link roads scheduled to be completed in 2022-23. He said that these link roads are 2,217.35 kilometers long and the estimated cost of special repair is 361.1 million and the work is likely to start soon.

The PWD Minister further stated that the government aims to provide pothole-free widened links under which 528 km long links have been widened from 10′ to 18′ at an estimated cost of 27.5 Cr. The above proposal is sent to Punjab Mandi Board for approval and funding.

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