Chandigarh: In a step aimed at ensuring judicious use of the public money for development purposes, the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann on Monday announced to introduce ‘Artificial Intelligence’ (AI) for need based construction of the rural roads in the state.

Chairing a meeting of the Punjab Mandi Board here at his office today, the Chief Minister gave a nod for introducing ‘Artificial Intelligence’ for need based construction of the rural roads in the state. He said that this step will ensure optimum use of the existing resources of the state along with ensuring top quality work on rural roads. Bhagwant Mann said that this technique will revolutionise the construction work on roads by saving a lot of public money.

The Chief Minister said that the state government has decided to give a major facelift to the link road infrastructure by widening, strengthening and upgradation of rural roads across the state. He said that keeping in view the importance of this road network to facilitate the people, the state government has taken this decision. Bhagwant Mann asked the Punjab Mandi Board to ensure high quality of the work besides ensuring that every penny allocated for that project was invested in a justified manner.

The Chief Minister said that there was a dire need for strengthening and upgrading these roads, so as to facilitate the people commuting in rural areas. He said that these arteries of travelling needed upgradation to ensure that the people could travel smoothly from villages to the towns, to and fro. Bhagwant Mann said that while preparing the strategy for construction of these roads utmost care has been taken to ensure that the roads which have not been constructed for over six years were given top priority.