“The State of Punjab has been gainfully utilizing the funds
collected from levy of market fees and rural development fee
for construction and repair of rural link / approach roads
and it is matter of pride for the state of Punjab that every
village has at least one link but some of the villages have
even more than one link. All the villages of the State are
linked with the Mandis through this vast network of rural
link roads which are carpeted every six years with the
premix. The success of agricultural marketing operation in
the state owes much to the efficient road network of the
state and its good maintenance. The total length of rural
link roads as on 30.06.2002 was 42000KM . After wards, about
6000 KM of link roads have been constructed under various
schemes viz 1500KM, 3000KM, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna
and others approved by Hon’ble Chief Minister and Chairman,
Punjab Mandi Board. The total length of link roads as on now
is about 48000KM.
In addition to new construction, 17235KM of link
roads which were last repaired during the period 1994-1998
have been repaired with an expenditure of Rs. 678 crore.
Another 8284KM of link roads which were last repaired during
period 1998-2000 are being repaired with the cost of Rs.