Amritsar: With the completion of seven expressways in the next three years, Punjab would become the first state in the country to have all its cities and towns linked with four or six lane roads, Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Friday said.

Punjab would have Ludhiana-Ferozepur expressway, Chandigarh-Patiala expressway, Patiala-Bathinda expressway, Chandigarh-Ludhiana expressway, Chandigarh-Phagwara-Jalandhar expressway, Amritsar-Tarntaran-Faridkot-Bathinda expressway and Ropar-Doraha expressway that would be completed within next three years, Sukhbir said.

Amritsar would be the next IT hub of the country as the Punjab Government has finalised a master plan of Rs 10,000 crore for its development, said the deputy CM.

He said that Punjab Government is going to set-up world class 'Trade Fair Centre' here on 20 acres of land while another center would be established at Mohali.

It was the focus of state government to curb red-tapism by introducing single window systems almost in all departments, besides bringing governance reforms on large scale, he said while presiding over a meeting with the industrialists of Amritsar in association with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

(Agencies)

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