Punjab govt to spend Rs 13,000-cr on widening of roads

Last Updated: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 20:01

Chandigarh: Funds to the tune of Rs 13,740 crore would be spent over the coming two years for widening highways and inter-city roads running through Punjab, the state government said on Thursday.
The above figure was revealed during a review undertaken today by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal to study the progress of ongoing road projects in the state.

He was accompanied by revenue minister Bikram Singh Majithia and PWD minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, an official release said here today.

Sukhbir, during the meeting, said that while six-laning of NH-64 was on in full swing, Rs 6,000 crore had been earmarked for similarly widening NH 15 and NH 71.

He also reviewed the progress of the six-laning of the following highway stretches: NH 1 from Shambhu Border to Jalandhar; NH 1A from Bhogpur to Mukerian; NH 15 from Pathankot to Amritsar and NH 95 from Ludhiana to Talwandi

The above projects, to be ready by December this year, will cost the exchequer Rs 3,079 crore.

Sukhbir also issued instructions for swift construction of eight major roads, with a combined length of 91.37km, at an estimated cost of Rs 555 crore.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 20:01
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