Punjab

Punjab CM gives green nod to Punjab Mandi Board for road repair special drive

By Shefali Kohli -- July 29, 2022 7:52 pm -- Updated:July 29, 2022 7:52 pm

Chandigarh, July 29: Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Friday gave green signal to the Punjab Mandi Board for embarking a special drive to widen, upgrade and strengthen 4465 kilometres of rural roads in the rural areas of the state. 

The decision for the same was taken by Punjab Chief Minister while chairing a review meeting of the Board at his official residence.

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During the meeting, the Chief Minister Mann gave his nod for repairing 4465 kilometres of road at a cost of Rs 692 crore. He said that it is the need of the hour to strengthen the rural road network for facilitating the commuters.

Bhagwant Mann said that these roads must be built while adhering to highest quality norms adding that any sort of callousness in this is not desirable.

In another significant development which aimed at making Punjab clean, green and pollution free, the Chief Minister also gave nod for developing green belt over 1000 kilometre of road.

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Meanwhile, Mann also asked Punjab Mandi Board to plant two lakh saplings on this stretch of road and subsequently ensure its maintenance for two years.

Moreover, he also took new initiatives on Integrated Management System and Mandi Management System.   

Likewise, Mann also lauded Mobile App: e-PMB developed by board on both Android and iOS platform with key features of Employee Attendance, e-Services like Licensee Management, Estate Management, Mandi Management, Complaints and suggestions, Apni/ Kisan Mandi, Act/ Rules and others.

Mann also hailed the revolutionary steps like  e-Payment Gateway for online collection of MDF and RDF, e-Auction of Properties, Drone mapping of Mandis and Rural Road Network, i-HRM Vehicle Tracking System (VTS) for all crops, Electronic NFC enabled I-Cards for officers/ employees, Online submission and approval of Market Committees Budget, Digital Empowerment of Farmers by making J Forms available in the Digi Locker of farmer (a digital document wallet) and on his WhatsApp, for all types of crops.

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Cabinet Minister Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal, Chief Secretary Vijay Kumar Janjua, Additional Chief Secretary to CM a Venuprasad, Additional Chief Secretary Sarvjit Singh, Special Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Ravi Bhagat and others were also present in the meeting. 

-PTC News

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