With the completion of seven expressways in the next three years, Punjab would become the first state in the country to have all its cities and towns linked with four or six lane roads, Punjab deputy chief minister (CM) Sukhbir Singh Badal said here on Friday.
Punjab would complete Ludhiana-Ferozepur expressway, Chandigarh-Patiala expressway, Patiala-Bathinda expressway, Chandigarh-Ludhiana expressway, Chandigarh-Phagwara-Jalandhar expressway, Amritsar-Tarntaran-Faridkot-Bathinda expressway and Ropar-Doraha expressway within the next three years, the deputy CM added.
Badal, who was presiding over a meeting with the industrialists of Amritsar, also said the state had finalised a Rs 10,000-crore master plan for developing Amritsar as the next IT hub of the country. He said the state government would also set-up a world-class 'Trade Fair Centre' on 20 acres of land in Amritsar, while another centre would be come up at Mohali. The meeting was organized in association with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).