32 new ROBs at a cost of Rs 1350 crore to come up in Punjab-Singla
7 new ROBs to be set up in Majha region
Helpline to be launched for toll related complaints
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Targeting resolution of traffic problems plaguing the State, the government has decided to construct 32 new Railway Over Bridges at an estimated cost of Rs.1350 crore . Coupled to eliminating the impedance at the railway crossings State would undertake repair and reconstruction of the rural link roads under various schemes,in the coming months, said Mr. Vijay Inder Singla, PWD Minister, Punjab while talking to media at the local Bachat Bhawan, Amritsar.
Accompanied by Local Government Minister Mr. Navjot Singh Sidhu, Education and Environment Minister Mr. O P. Soni and MP S. Gurjit Singh Aujla, addressing the press conference, Singla said that “it is our responsibility to provide better roads ; the roads which have not been repaired for more than 6 years or more will be repaired on priority basis.” Talking about new railway bridges, he said that in the next one and a half years, 7 new railway over bridges would be set up in Majha region at an estimated cost of Rs 355 crore.
Mr. Singla said that with the efforts of the State government, it is for the first time that Punjab will get the highest share on the basis of the road length from the Pradhan Mantri Sarak Yojna and by contributing 40 per cent of the state’s share in the total expenditure of Rs. 2000 crore, all the link roads would be reconstructed.