Ludhiana: In a major boost to road infrastructure, the Ludhiana city gets three new road projects worth Rs.3200 crores. Union Minister for Road Transport accompanied by Punjab Deputy Chief Minister, Sukhbir Singh Badal and others inaugurated the projects during an impressive function held at Grain Market at Hambran Road on Wednesday.
These projects include new Elevated Road for Ludhiana city, four-laned Ladhowal Byepass and four-laning of Ludhiana-Kharar Road that would provide a new direction for the state’s ongoing development.
On the occasion, Gadkari also announced two new Expressway projects for the state, which includes a Rs.6,000 crore and 508-km-long Jalandhar-Ajmer Expressway and Rs.60,000 crore and 729-km-long Delhi-Amritsar Expressway.
Elevated Road from Samrala Chowk to Ferozepur Road: To ease the traffic congestion in the city Rs.852.67 crore worth elevated road, which would be 13-kilometer in length and would be constructed from Samrala Chowk to Ferozepur Road (near Verka Milk Plant). The tenders were floated and it will take around one month to allot work order. The construction is expected to start in December this year and the deadline for the project will be three years.
The benefit of the elevated road will be for the commuters from Chandigarh to Moga, Ferozepur and Bathinda side. They will cross the city within 7 minutes, at present it takes around 40 minutes to cover the same distance.
Four-lane Ladhowal Bypass: New four-laned Ladhowal Byepass that would connect National Highway-95 with National Highway-1. This project would start from near Ladhowal Seed Farm, would be of 17-kilometers and would cost Rs.392 crore.
The work order was already given to a private company and the work is expected to start shortly. The benefit of the project would be for the traffic from Jalandhar to Ferozepur and Bathinda side. At present, it takes around 40 minutes to cross the city but after the construction of Bypass, it will take 15 minutes to cross the same distance.
Four laning of Ludhiana-Chandigarh Road: The four-laning of Chandigarh Road, starting from Ludhiana (Samrala Chowk) to Kharar would not only be beneficial for Ludhiana, but it would benefit the entire state. This 76-kilometers-long stretch of road would be four-laned with a cost of around Rs.1967.32 crore.
The work order is allotted to private company with deadline of around 300 days.
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