Ludhiana: There is good news for city residents, the Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari would lay the foundation stone of three projects worth Rs.3212 crore on September 14.
The projects include a new Elevated Road for city, four-laned Ladhowal Byepass and four-laning of Ludhiana-Kharar road.
Deputy CM Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal along with other prominent people would attend these functions.
Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana, Ravi Bhagat said that the three development projects would provide a new direction to the ongoing development of the district. He said that for the permanent solution of the increasing traffic congestion in the city, an elevated road is being constructed. This elevated road would be 13-kilometer in length and would be constructed from Samrala Chowk to MC Limits. An amount of Rs.852.67 crore would be spent for this project.
He informed that foundation stone of new four-laned Ladhowal Bypass, that would connect National Highway-95 with National Highway-1, would also be laid. This project would start from near Ladhowal Seed Farm, would be of 17 kilometers and would cost Rs.392 crore.
Besides these two projects, Nitin Gadkari would also lay the foundation stone of four-laning of Chandigarh Road- starting from Ludhiana (Samrala Chowk) to Kharar. This project would not only be beneficial for Ludhiana, but it would benefit the entire state. He informed that this 76-kilometer long stretch of the road would be made four-laned at a cost of around Rs.1967.32 crore.
Deputy Commissioner, Ludhiana Ravi Bhagat informed that National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) would carry out the work on all these three projects. He said that it is expected that these projects would be ready in next two and half years
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