Major development plans for cities in Punjab
Jalandhar: Claiming that the Punjab government would usher in a new area of development in the state, CM Parkash Singh Badal revealed that a six-lane Express highway between Chandigarh and Phagwara would be constructed at an estimate cost of Rs 700-800 crore. Talking the media persons here on Monday, Badal who was accompanied by his son and SAD acting president Sukhbir Singh Badal,said that the proposed highway, which would be built on public-private partnership basis would shorten the distance between Chandigarh and Phagwara up to 25 kms. The CM also claimed that the government has proposed to built a trade fair centre at Mohali on about 100 acres of land and said that the process for it has also started. He said that the centre would be built on lines of Pragati Maidan in New Delhi and would be used for organising the trade fairs in the state. “The proposed trade fair will be the biggest in the north India and will hopefully attract big business houses towards the state,” added Badal. He also claimed that the government has planned to connect all link roads to the national and state highways and the implementation of this scheme would be initiated very soon. Talking about the education sector of the state Badal said that the state government has decided to improve the standard of education by wellequipping three schools of each district with full infrastructure in addition to the Adarsh School scheme. He said that the government has already released Rs 125 crore from state exchequer for this purpose