Sunday Times LAHORE: Senior Minister Punjab Abdul Aleem Khan has directed the authorities concerned, to construct 14 inter-district roads in the current fiscal year, ARY News reported on Monday.

Chairing a high level meeting, Senior Minister directed that practical steps for the infrastructure development would be taken and far flung areas be given priority in this regard.

The meeting chaired by Mr Aleem Khan the inter district roads were finalized for Sargodha, Chiniot, Vehari, Chakwal, Jhang, Mianwali, Muzafargarh, Khanewal, Faisalabad and Khushab while in Kabirwala, Burewala, Depalpur and Sumandari Tehsils new roads will also be constructed.

Abdul Aleem Khan asked to ensure international standard of construction in which 24 ft. concrete belt be left on the both sides of these two way roads in 14 districts of Punjab.

“Maximum trees should also be planted along with green belts of these roads so that clean and green program could also be followed,” the minister contented.

The minister directed the secretary communication & works to take immediate steps in this regard and start tendering work of these inter district roads so that the areas of traffic accidents could be given priority for the new roads.

He said that in the past these districts were neglected due to unknown reasons and masses over there are facing big trouble on daily basis so keeping in view the complaints and feedback from the elected representatives these roads have been given priority in the annual development program 2018-19.

Mr Abdul Aleem Khan said that present government would ensure equal developmental opportunities for the masses of Punjab and maximum funds would be allocated in this regard.