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Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stones for 29 Punjab highways

Nitin Gadkari lays foundation stones for 29 Punjab highways

Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, dedicated 29 national highway projects in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, with an investment of over ₹ 4,000 crore, putting the province on the path to growth through national highways.

On the occasion, MPs, MLAs, bureaucrats, and Punjab BJP State President Shri Sunil Kumar were joined by Union Minister of State for Commerce and Industry, Shri Som Prakash.

The projects that are being implemented and the foundation stones that were set will enhance the infrastructure, which will raise living standards and contribute to the general economic growth of the implementation area. The smooth and unhindered flow of traffic will enhance the effectiveness of goods transportation.

By building a 4-lining project along this route, which includes a bypass around Phagwara and Hoshiarpur, a 100 kmph high-speed connection between these two locations will be available, cutting down on the one-hour journey time to thirty minutes. The Hoshiarpur Bypass and the Phagwara Bypass will ease traffic in the city and offer direct access to Hoshiarpur via National Highway 44 (GT Road). Direct communication between the Ludhiana-Ferozepur Highway and the Delhi-Jalandhar Highway would be made possible by the construction of the 4-lane Ladowal Bypass, which will link GT Road and National Highway 5 in Ludhiana.

The improved connection will result from the four-lining of the Talwandi Bhai to the Firozpur segment and the Firozpur bypass. When these projects are built, traffic on the nation’s roadways will flow more quickly and safely. The project regions will witness a rise in the number of religious pilgrimage destinations and inter-state linkages.

Shri Gadkari revealed more new road connection projects at the programme. A 30-kilometre, 4-lane bypass from Tanda to Hoshiarpur costing ₹800 crore and a 45-kilometre, 4-lane bypass at Mukerian, Dasuiya, and Bhogpur on the Jalandhar to Pathankot road were announced.

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