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Chandigarh, Jul 17 : Punjab Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan on Saturday said that major infrastructure development projects worth Rs 69,000-crore are underway to give boost to the agriculture and industrial development in the state.
The Chief Secretary was chairing a meeting with the administrative secretaries of various departments and Deputy Commissioners (DCs) to review the progress of the ongoing work on the infrastructure development projects here.
She directed the concerned departments and all the DCs to expedite the present pace and ensure time-bound completion of all the major infrastructure projects in the state.
Ms Mahajan asked to execute eight major infrastructure development projects, under Project Monitoring Group (PMG), which include Rajpura-Bathinda and Bhanupali-Bilaspur railway line, and construction of a dedicated freight corridor, involving an investment of Rs 69,000 crore on a war footing.
“These projects hold the key to future agricultural as well as industrial growth in the agrarian state. They would act as a fresh lifeline for Punjab, which is otherwise landlocked,” opined Ms Mahajan, while asking the official machinery to be more proactive in implementation of these projects.