In a bid to provide hassle free and smooth transportation of farmers’ produce to mandis across the state, the Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh today launched a massive development programme for the repair of 16000 kms of link roads at a cost of Rs. 2000 crore.
Disclosing this here today, a spokesperson of the Punjab government said that this rural road development project was formally launched by the Chief Minister during a state level function to mark the commencement of first phase of farm debt relief scheme.This gigantic project would be executed by the Punjab Mandi Board and completed by March 31, 2019. The entire project of repair of rural roads in the state would be closely monitored by the Chairman, Punjab Mandi Board Lal Singh on the regular basis to ensure its timely completion.Pertinently, the state had a total network of rural link roads across the state having length of 61,436 kms, of which 22,869 kms link roads were due for repair. Of these, 16,000 kms were badly damaged, which needed immediate renovation and would be covered under this road repair project during the year 2018-19.