Chandigarh: The Union Ministry of
Shipping, Road Transport and Highways on Tuesday sanctioned the
four laning of 475 KMs of six different National Highways in
Punjab at the combined cost of Rs 3066 Crore to be completed
in the next two years.
Giving the details of various projects here, Punjab
Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal said that following
the approval of a Rs. 900 Crore project for the four laning of
146 Km. long Patiala-Bathinda National Highway-64, tenders for
Consultancy have already been floated and project was expected
to be completed in February 2012.
He said that final feasibility report of 46 Km. long
Zirakpur-Patiala National Highway, to be completed at the cost
of Rs. 276 Crore has also been approved and this would also be
completed in March 2012.
He said that other four projects approved by the
Ministry included four laning of Chandigarh-Ludhiana-Ferozepur
Road (NH-95) including 68 Km of Kharar-Ludhiana section to be
completed at Rs. 410 crore and 92 Km long Ludhiana-Talwandi
section to be completed at the cost of Rs. 560 crore.
The Deputy Chief Minister also said that the work of a 20
Km stretch between Jalandhar and Dhilwan would also be
allotted to the present contractor of Dhilwan-Amritsar section
for ensuring its speedy completion.
Badal said that long pending four laning of 102 Km.
long stretch of Amritsar-Pathankot Road (NH 15) has also been
approved and this project would be completed by NHAI at the
cost of Rs 800 crore.
He said that the Ministry has also approved the
strengthening of 53 Km long stretch of five different National
He said that the NH 64 from Talwandi-Bathinda and in
Zirakpur Town would be strengthened at the cost of Rs 12
The 17 Km stretch of NH 15 near Gurdaspur bypass, 12
Km stretch of NH -10 and 7 Km stretch of NH-95 would be
completed at the cost of Rs. 20 crore.