DEVELOPMENT: 5 new high level bridges to be completed by June next

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File photo: PWD minister of Punjab Sharanjit Singh Dhillon.

Chandigarh, December 2, 2012: In Punjab 5 new high level bridges would be complete by June 2013 with the cost of Rs 300 crore.

Disclosing this here today PWD minister of Punjab Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said that with the completion of these projects, transportation sector would get a big boost. He said that these five High Level Bridges include first on the Sirhind canal at Roopnagar with Rs 90 crore, second at Ludhiana-Rahon road near Mattewala on the Satluj river with Rs 63 crore, third at Jhandha-Lubana-Dhnoya-Mukerian road on river Beas with Rs 63 crore, fourth at Mirthal-Dina road on Chakki River with Rs 62 crore and fifth one at Roopnagar Bypass on Sirhind canal with Rs 12 crore.    

He further said that work on all these projects is on full swing and by June 2013 all these bridges would be opened for public. He said that Punjab Government has earlier opened 6 new High Level Bridges for transportation in 2012, which included a very important bridge at Makkhu-Sultanpur Lodhi Road on Satluj river connecting Majha and Doaba to Malwa, three lane bridge at Amritsar-Jalandhar road. 

The Minister also added that SAD-BJP government was committed to provide world class roads, bridges, which is the base of transportation sector. Punjab Government has also sanctioned a bridge on Jalandhar-Kaputhala road near Khojewala which would be built with the cost of Rs 34 crore.

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Sunday, December 2, 2012