On 15 May 2018, Union Road Transport, Highways, Shipping, Water Resources and Ganga Conservation Minister, Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the 4 lane National Highway-15 from Amritsar to Bathinda, National Highway 64 from Jirakpur to Amritsar and the National Highway-144B Project. He will also lay the foundation stone of the two-lane Munak-Jhalkal-Budalana block.
The National Highway-15 of 175 kilometers is completed in 24 months with a cost of Rs 2893 crore. This will benefit the passengers as now it will take only two hours to travel from Amritsar to Bhatinda. The Harike bypass will reduce traffic and resultant pollution in the Harike city. Under this project, 03 ROBs, 05 flyovers, 12 underpasses, and 31 large junctions have been constructed.
Similarly, the National Highway 64 of 216 km has been completed in 24 months at a cost of Rs 2264 crore. This will benefit the passengers travelling to Bhatinda, Amritsar and Shimla as it will take only three hours to travel from Chandigarh to Bathinda. Mohali, Patiala, Sangrur, Bhatinda, Faridkot and Amritsar will get connected by a 4-lane highway. 01 ROB, 12 flyovers, 22 underpasses and 42 large junctions are constructed under the project.
The two-lane National Highway 144 B of 45.89 km, will be completed in 18 months at a cost of 293 crore. This will reduce the travel time between Bhakti and Tohana, and will benefit those who travel between Punjab and Haryana. The project also includes construction of a flyover in front of Guru Nanak College and a grade separator near football chowk of Buldhana.
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