Chandigarh: The Punjab Government on Sunday said the construction of five new high-level bridges would be completed by June next year at the cost of Rs 300 crore in the state.

Disclosing this in Chandigarh on Sunday, PWD minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said that with the completion of these projects, transportation sector would get a big boost.
    
He said that these five high level bridges include first on the Sirhind canal at Roopnagar with Rs 90 crore, second at Ludhiana-Rahon road near Mattewala on the Satluj river with Rs 63 crore, third at Jhandha-Lubana-Dhnoya-Mukerian road on river Beas with Rs 63 crore, fourth at Mirthal-Dina road on Chakki river with Rs 62 crore and fifth one at Roopnagar Bypass on Sirhind canal with Rs 12 crore.

Singh said that work on all these projects is on full swing and by June, 2013 all these bridges would be opened for public. The state government has earlier opened six new high level bridges for transportation in 2012, which included a very important bridge at Makkhu-Sultanpur Lodhi Road on Sutlej river connecting Majha and Doaba to Malwa and a three lane bridge at Amritsar-Jalandhar road, the minister said.

Singh added that the government has also sanctioned a bridge on Jalandhar-Kaputhala road near Khojewala which would be built with the cost of Rs 34 crore, he said.

(Agencies)

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