Punjab government on Wednesday approved the 4 laning of Ropar-Nawan Shahar-Banga-Phagwara Road at a cost of Rs 1100 crore.
Punjab’s PWD minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said that the state government has given its in principal approval to Ropar-Nawan Shahar-Banga-Phagwara Road and the construction on this ambitious project would be started soon that will be completed by October, 2016.
Dhillon said that four major four lane projects are also under construction in the state including 55 kilometer long Ropar-Chamkaur Sahib-Neelon-Doraha (along Sirhind Canal), 30 kilometer long Morinda-Kurali-Siswan-Baddi(upto State Border), 30 kilometer long Kot Kapura-Sri Muktsar Sahib and 36 kilometer long Batala-Mehta-Beas.
“These projects will also be completed by December, 2014 which will provide a big sigh of relief to daily commuters from traffic congestions besides saving their precious time and energy,” Dhillon said.
He added that SAD-BJP government has also chalked out a plan to construct bridges, widening and strengthening of roads and construction of flyovers, where needed, in the state since the department was working on this plan at ground level.
“A special emphasis was paying by the Punjab Government in this regard to further bring improvement in the road network besides connecting all parts of the state with upgraded roads,” he added.