Ludhiana: In order to check the mushrooming of illegal hoardings across the state, the Punjab government would soon enact a law to make the practice a criminal offence, Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said on Sunday.
The state cabinet has already given nod to a new advertisement policy under which electronic bill boards would be put across the state, he told reporters in Ludhiana.

He said the cabinet would also soon approve a law which will make the practice of putting up illegal hoardings under criminal provisions.

The Punjab government has also decided to widen all the roads along the canals in the state with a view to provide better commuting facilities especially to rural commuters, he said, adding that he has asked authorities to identify such important routes.

Badal said he had issued directions for expediting work on Ropar-Neelon-Doraha canal-side and to conclude the project within stipulated time period besides maintaining the quality of work.
Punjab would be the only state in the country that would have its 90 percent National Highways with four lane roads network by next year, Badal said.


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