Thursday, July 25, 2024

Gadkari Launches Rs 4,000 Crore Highway Projects, Enabling Better Connectivity in Punjab

Nitin Gadkari, the Union Minister, inaugurated and laid the foundation stones for 29 national highway projects in Punjab, totaling Rs 4,000 crore. Notable projects include the Ladhowal bypass in Ludhiana, a six-lane flyover, a two-lane road over bridge in Ludhiana, and the four-laning of the Jalandhar-Kapurthala section, along with three bridges on the Jalandhar-Makhu road.

During the event, Gadkari initiated various projects, including the four-laning of the Hoshiarpur-Phagwara road and the Ferozepur bypass. Addressing the audience, he highlighted the BJP-led government’s commitment, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, to constructing expressways, including green expressways, to reduce travel distances.

Gadkari emphasized the ongoing development of five greenfield expressways and economic corridors, costing Rs 1.20 lakh crore, to enhance connectivity between Punjab, Delhi, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Haryana.

He specifically mentioned the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra greenfield expressway project spanning 670 km, stating that upon completion, travel time between Delhi and Amritsar would be reduced to four hours, and Delhi to Katra would take six hours.

The event saw the presence of Union Minister and local MP Som Parkash, former MP Vijay Sampla, Punjab BJP chief Sunil Jakhar, and other dignitaries.

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