Plan to improve road and bridge infrastructure in Punjab: 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 state PWD Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa.

While interacting with mediapersons here last night, Mr Dhindsa said while 700km -- long new roads and 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.

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

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

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

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