MALERKOTLA: All villages in Punjab will get 4G connectivity by end of this year allowing people to easily avail government services at home, the state government today said.
"With help of high speed Internet services, people of Punjab will benefit from scores of government services sitting at home which will put an end to their making rounds of offices," Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said here.
He also claimed that Punjab would be the first state in the country to accomplish this feat.
He also flagged off a train from Malerkotla railway station to Ajmer.
Mr Badal further said that the state government has also begun process of making 1.20 lakh new recruitments, thereby opening new job avenues for youth.
Meanwhile, in Ludhiana, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal said the selection of Ludhiana in smart city project is a matter of "immense pride" for the state.
Mr Sukhbir said the credit for this achievement goes to the district administration, citizens and various NGOs.
He said the state government has given a face-lift to Ludhiana through various development like improving sewerage system under HUDCO at a cost of Rs. 150 crore, construction of roads alongside Budha Nullah at a cost of Rs. 13 crore, upgradation of sewerage treatment plants at a cost of Rs. 100 crore and constructing 4,832 dwelling units and operating 105 city buses.