Punjab government on Sunday approved the proposal to construct a High Level Bridge on River Beas to connect Sultanpur Lodhi in Kapurthala district and Chohla Sahib in Tarn Taran district.
Punjab’s PWD minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said that the department had conducted a thorough study of feasibility and requirement of Bridges on various stretches of the roads in the state besides traffic density survey across the state.
“After identifying the critical bottlenecks hindering smooth flow of traffic, the state government has given its in principal approval to construct a high level bridge on river Beas between Sultanpur Lodhi of Kapurthala District and Chohla Sahib of Tarn Taran district,” Dhillon said, adding that the construction on this ambitious project will start soon as the requisite proceedings were on the advanced stage of completion.
Dhillon said that SAD-BJP government has chalked out a plan to construct bridges, widening and strengthening of roads and construction of flyovers, where needed, in the state since the department was working on this plan at ground level.
He said that a special emphasis was paying by the Punjab Government in this regard to further bring improvement in the road network besides connecting all parts of the state with upgraded roads.
“In 2012, the SAD-BJP Government had constructed 33 ROBs/RUBs with the cost of 564.95 crores in its previous tenure,” Dhillon added.