Punjab plans to link major towns with 4/6 lane expressways
The Punjab government has launched a Rs 13000 crore programme to connect all the major cities and towns of the state with 4/6 lane expressways to create "best road connectivity" in the state.
This was stated here today by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal after laying the foundation stone of Rs 240 crore project of four-laning of 55 km length Roopnagar-Chamkaur Sahib-Neelon-Doraha road along Sirhind Canal.
The Deputy Chief Minister said the state has 1,739 km of National Highway of which 405 km had already been upgraded to 4 lane and the construction of 4/6 laning of more than 650 km of highways was on full swing.
He said the state government had targeted to 4/6 lane the each km of remaining highways to develop world class road infrastructure in the state.
He said Punjab, being a landlocked state, the SAD-BJP government had decided to develop the best possible air and road connectivity as on rail link front, Punjab was always being ignored by the Congress-led UPA government.