Rs 468 cr for new roads in PUNJAB
Ludhiana, December 9
Lok Sabha deputy speaker Charanjit Singh Atwal said today that the SAD-BJP government would spend Rs 468 crore for constructing new link roads in the state. Funds worth Rs 4 crore would be spent on constructing 40 km new roads in each constituency.
Atwal said this while addressing a gathering at Koom Kallan 30 km from here. He was there to distribute cheques for development works to be carried out of MP LAD quota of Sharanjit Singh, the local MP. Cheques worth Rs 70 lakh were distributed among panchayats.
Atwal said the government had also accorded top priority for improving the existing road network and two independent expressways were being constructed from Mohali to Jalandhar and Pathankot to Ajmer. The government has also planned four power projects of 6,600 MW capacity, out of which the work on two projects , Talwandi Sabo (1980 MW) and at Govindwal Sahib (500 MW) had already been started. The other two at Rajpura (1,500 MW) and at Giderwaha (2640 MW) would be taken up shortly, he added.
The deputy speaker also added that two international airports, one at Amritsar and other at Mohali, were being made operational. Besides this, three AIR ports for domestic flights were also being made functional at Sahnewal in Ludhiana, Bathinda and at Pathankot. Atwal said the UPA government had always adopted discriminatory attitude towards Punjab while releasing grants for development from the Central quota.