Infrastructure to put Punjab on growth trajectory
Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal told here today that infrastructure was key to growth of any state and the Punjab Government has decided to lay a special thrust to increase power production in the state. He disclosed that work was going on in full swing at three thermal plants in Talwandi Sabo (1980 MW), Goindwal Sahib (1860 MW) and Rajpura (2100 MW) adding that after the commissioning of these plants the state would become a power surplus state by next year.
The Chief Minister said that the state today leads the country in the field of infra structure development adding that a whopping investment of Rs 76000 crore was being made for the construction of four/six laning express highways on the major roads in the state. He also said that to provide hassle free journey to the people the work of strengthening and up gradation of all the rural roads network in the state would be completed within three years at the cost of Rs 1700 crore. Likewise Badal said that Rs. 10,000 crore would be spent in the coming years to equip all the 147 cities and towns of the state with facilities like uninterrupted power supply, 100% drinking water and sewerage coverage besides, proper solid waste management and smooth traffic flow.
He, however, point out that setting up of genuine Federal Structure in the country was
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