Plan to improve road and bridge infrastructure: Dhindsa

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Rupnagar, Feb 16 (UNI) Punjab government has drawn up a comprehensive Rs 600 crore plan for improving the road and bridge infrastructure in the state, according to PWD Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa.

While interacting with media persons here last night, Mr Dhindsa said while 700 Km long new roads and new bridges would be built,link roads were being widened from the present 10 feet to 15 feet.

He said the survey for the two express highways from S A S Nagar to Phagwara and Mullanpur Garibdas to Anandpur Sahib had already been started.

In reply to a question regarding the status of Rupnagar Bypass and Sarai Pattan bridge project, Dhindsa said that both the projects were under consideration of the Punjab Infrastructure Development Board (PIDB).

In reply to another question he said that government would not construct any road on BOT basis.

Answering another querry, he said that steps would be taken to exempt journalists and ex-servicemen from toll tax after talking to the toll plaza contractors.

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