Punjab Vidhan Sabha: During the Punjab Budget Session 2021, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday assured the House that works on repair of damaged link roads were moving on the fast track.
It would be completed within the next one year to ensure a smooth ride through the state.
Responding to a question in the Punjab Vidhan Sabha on the second day of the Budget Session 2021, the Chief Minister said that repair work on 34977 kilometers of the total of 64878 km of the state’s link roads would be completed by the end of April for a total sanctioned cost of Rs 4112 crore.
The project to repair another 6162 km of link roads in Punjab had also been initiated and would be completed in the next financial year, he disclosed. In addition, 17600-kilometer link roads had been sanctioned for repairing the potholes at a cost of Rs.82.00 crore.
As of now, recarpeting was being done only on roads last repaired prior to March 2014, the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh informed Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Rupinder Kaur Ruby, who raised a question on recarpeting of village Tiuana to village Baho Sivian link road in Bathinda.
This specific stretch of 3.50 Kilometer was previously repaired in June 2016 and its recarpeting would now take place in the next phase of the program after the recarpeting of pre-2014 repaired roads are completed, he added.