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Jairam announces funds to improve road connectivity in Punjab

BS Reporter  |  New Delhi/ Chandigarh 

The Centre will be providing separate funds under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) for enhancing road connectivity in the six border districts of Punjab. The proposed move would benefit Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Ferozepur, Fazilka, Taran Taran and Pathankot, according to Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh.

Also, the condition of minimum inhabitation of 500 persons for providing road connectivity under PMGSY would be relaxed to 250 persons in the case of border districts on the lines of tribal and naxal areas, he said on Saturday.

The Chief Minister of Punjab, Prakash Singh Badal and Sunil Sunil Jakhar, Leader of the Opposition in Punjab were also present on the occa

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2012. 00:06 IST