Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann (Photo : ANI)
With an aim to expedite work on all ongoing projects in the state along with initiating and completing the other ones for giving a major boost to the infrastructural development, Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday chaired a review meeting of the department his official residence.
The state chief asked the officials to accord top priority to all approved and sanctioned works for their timely completion.
He directed the Public Works Department (PWD) officials to ensure proper checks at every stage of the project to ensure good quality of the works.
Chief Minister directed the officers to ensure that work for starting construction of Delhi-Amritsar-Katra National Highway is put on fast-track mode. "This is an ambitious project, which once, completed will save time, money and energy of commuters travelling from Delhi to Punjab and Jammu-Kashmir especially those desirous of paying obeisance at Mata Vaishno Devi shrine," he added.
He also highlighted that the 254-kilometer-long highway will be constructed at a cost of Rs. 11,510 crores and will pass through nine districts of the state viz. Jalandhar, Sangrur, Malerkotla, Patiala, Kapurthala, Ludhiana, Amritsar, Tarn Taran and Gurdaspur.
Dwelling on another issue the Chief Minister asked the department to complete the work on the construction of Aam Aadmi Clinics as per the fixed deadline which are to be dedicated to the people on the coming Independence Day. Bhagwant Mann envisioned that these clinics will act as catalysts for providing quality health care services to people.
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