· APPROVES ADDITIONAL RS 200 CR FOR ONGOING ROADS & BRIDGES PROJECTS
Chandigarh (Pitamber Sharma) : Directing expeditious time-bound completion of critical public and building work projects, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Tuesday sanctioned an additional Rs. 200 crore for completing all ongoing planned roads and bridges on priority in the current and next fiscal.
The Chief Minister issued the directions during a VC meeting of the Empowered Committee of Cabinet on Projects of Key Concern to the State. The meeting was attended by the Finance Minister, the Public Works Minister, the Forest Minister and several senior Punjab Government Officials.
Chairing the meeting, the Chief Minister said the allocation of another Rs 200 crore would give a big boost to the ongoing roads and bridges projects, which had been budgeted earlier at a cost of Rs 854 crore. The fund infusion would raise the total budget for the execution of these works to Rs.1054 crore.
On the Building Works currently in progress at a cost of Rs 356 crore, the Chief Minister also directed their completion on priority, according to an official spokesperson. Underlining the need to complete for timely completion of the National Highway projects in the state, Captain Amarinder asked the concerned departments to focus intensively on expeditin the process of Forest Clearance, Land Acquisition & Utility Shifting.
It was important in the interest of the people of the state to complete all these works in time, he stressed, directing the departments to take adequate and prompt measures to clear any impediments in the same.