Chandigarh: Punjab government is proposing to spend Rs 761 crore on the development of road infrastructure in the state. While the Centre will bear a burden of Rs 350 crore for upgrading roads in the length of 400 kilometer area, Rs 136 crore has been earmarked for building 350 kilometer road network and repairing 15 road bridges in the state. Apart from this, Rs 70 crore has been put in the budget for upgrading other roads.

In this connection Finance Minister of Punjab Parminder Singh Dhindsa said that four-lane National Highway (NH) in the length of 405 kilometer has been built in the state. He, however, has said that there was a need of revamping four NHs covering an area of 893 kilometer which will connect Amritsar-Sri Ganganagar, Jalandhar-Jind, Kharad -Ludhiana and Jalandhar-Dhilwan into six –lane.

(JPN\ Bureau)

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