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Cabinet Minister ETO laid the foundation stone of road projects worth Rs. 27 crores

AMRIK SINGH | December 04, 2023 08:01 PM

AMRITSAR: Punjab Public Works Minister Harbhajan Singh ETO on Monday laid the foundation stone of two road projects worth Rs 27 crore in the Jandiala Guru constituency. He said that these road projects will directly benefit the people of 20 villages of the constituency by providing short routes to travel from one place to another which will save both their time and money.

While laying the foundation stone for the construction of 17.8 km road under the CRIF scheme from Amritsar-Mehta Road at bus stand Boparai to Amritsar-Jalandhar Road via Gehri Naraingarh UBDC. The minister said that this 18 feet wide road will be laid by widening the 10 feet-wide track of the canal from Boparai to Gehri Naraingarh. He further said that the length of the existing bridge over the canal will be increased from 80 feet to 115 feet and the width from 16 feet to 27 feet, which will cost Rs 2, 69, 30, 000. The Cabinet Minister said that with the construction of this road, the nearby villages will get a lot of relief in traffic. He said that according to the demand of the residents of Bhangwan village on falling on this road, a drain will be constructed along the road near the village to drain out the rainwater.

Later, Harbhajan Singh ETO laid the foundation stone for the construction of Khujala Gehri road to Khujala Tarsikka road at a cost of Rs 4, 37, 59, 000. He said that the length of this 12-foot-wide road will be about 6 km. He said that this road will facilitate the people of the villages of Court Khaira, Rasulpur, Khalhera, Gadli, Bamma, Bhangwan and Malowal.

The Public Works Minister said that the tender process for these works has been completed and a target of 11 months has been set to complete the work. He directed the concerned officials to complete the entire work in time time-bound manner. ETO also appealed to the people to keep a vigil over the ongoing development works because these roads are being constructed with people's money, and in case they notice any deficiency in the development works, the same should be brought to his notice immediately.

ETO said that the previous governments neglected the Jandiala constituency in terms of development, and the road infrastructure of this constituency was not given due attention, due to which the people of Jandiala constituency suffered for long.

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