Punjab government on Monday announced to construct three new Jails (Sudhar Ghars) in Amritsar, Bathinda and Muktsar Sahib with a cost of Rs 442 crore which will be completed by March 2015.
Punjab’s Public works Department Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said that the state government is working on the agenda of upgrading the infrastructure and the number of jails to provide better in house faculties and to decongest the jails from the inflow of the inmates.
“Building Construction Wing of the PWD will construct these three jails and the construction work will commence from the month October 2013 that will be completed in March 2015,” Dhillon said.
He said that construction work of Amritsar jail will be constructed with the estimated cost of Rs 156 crore, Bathinda jail with the estimated cost of Rs 195 crore and Sri Mukatsar Sahib jail will be constructed with the estimated cost of Rs 91 crore.
He said that Rs 442 crore has been set aside by the Punjab government for this task. Dhillon reiterated the SAD-BJP Government’s resolve to provide total face lift to the cities with the construction of State of Art infrastructure.
He said that the PWD has been working on high pace to re-carpet the old roads, construction of new road in the rural areas and four/six laning of Major highways in the state.