IEP Chandigarh, July 31
Public Works Department (PWD) Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO on Monday laid the foundation stones for special repair and reconstruction of three important road projects worth Rs 22.56 crore falling in Sahnewal and Payal constituencies of district Ludhiana.The projects including Ludhiana-Chandigarh highway to Gurudwara Degsar Sahib road (2-KM) of Rs 2.37 crore, Bija-Payal-Jagera road (15.70 km) of Rs 13.03 crore and Payal-Issru road (9.60 km) worth Rs 7.16 crore. These works will be completed within next six to nine months.Accompanied by MLAs Hardeep Singh Mundian and Manwinder Singh Giaspura, the Minister said that 2-km stretch from Ludhiana-Chandigarh highway to Gurudwara Degsar Sahib was in bad shape due to which devotees were harried a lot. Similarly, the roads leading to Bija-Payal-Jagera and Payal-Issru were serving as connecting road between NH-44 to Ludhiana-Malerkotla state highway were full of potholes and needed immediate repair. He said that the dilapidated condition of roads had become a nightmare for commuters. He said that the earlier governments had failed to pay heed on the demands of the people to construct these roads.The Minister said that the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is committed to making Punjab a progressive state as it is evident from the developmental projects being effectively carried out in every field. He said that the road infrastructure would be developed at par with standards in Punjab.ETO also listed the achievements of the AAP government including 600 free units of electricity, one MLA-one pension, Aam Aadmi Clinics, 30000 government jobs were given to the youths, a war against corruption, and several other pro-people decisions were taken for the state.MLAs Manwinder Singh Giaspura, Hardeep Singh Mundian thanked the Minister for starting the projects.