Haryana government has decided to widen all the link roads connecting three villages from 12 feet to 18 feet in the state during current financial year.

This was stated by Public Works (Building and Roads) Minister Rao Narbir Singh on Friday.

While addressing the mediapersons, the minister said that under phase I of Pradhanmantri Gramin Sadak Yojna (PMGSY), 422 roads having a length of 4,546 km had been repaired and upgraded in the state. The work on roads having a length of about 944 km had been completed in the second phase.

20 new National Highways had been sanctioned in Haryana since the present government came to power. Of these, 11 had already been notified and detailed project report of nine is being prepared. Now any person could reach from one corner to another in the state in just three to four hours. The road infrastructure is being expanded during the tenure of present government in the state, he added.

He further stated that under the phase I and II of PMGSY, the Union Ministry of Rural Development has awarded the state government in recognition of its outstanding performance for year 2016-17. Apart from Haryana, the states of Gujarat and Karnataka have also been honored in similar category, he added.