The Hush Post: The state would witness major facelift in the road network as the Punjab government has in principal given go ahead for the strengthening of 9,000 kms of link roads with the total cost of Rs. 1,000 cores. Similarly, New Green Field Expressway from New Delhi to Katra via Amritsar is in the offing which would be constructed by the National Highways Authority of India. Likewise Punjab Government is contemplating to construct Ring Roads around all the major cites of the state for which the feasibility study is being carried out.
It was disclosed by Razia Sultana, PWD Minister while chairing the high level review meeting of the department. The minister said that the year 2018 would witness major infrastructural development in the state as the Chief Minister, Amarinder Singh is personally keen to upgrade the link road network in the state. The minister said that Landran junction in S.A.S Nagar would soon be upgraded with the cost of Rs. 23. She said that the instruction for the land acquisition has been given by the Chief Minister and the work on this project would be commenced in the next financial year.
The spokesperson of the PWD department said that during the meeting the PWD Minister said that the project for the strengthening of the link roads would cover the link roads other than the link roads under Mandi Board.
After being inquired by Razia Sultana about the delay in the widening of major road projects, A.K. Singla, Chief Engineer said that all these projects has been halted because of the NGT ban on tree felling. He said that the development work on all the projects is underway where the forest clearance has been accorded.