Union Minister Nitin Gadkari to inaugurate two highway projects in Punjab

May 13, 2018, 21:00 IST | Mid-day online desk

Singla, Minister for Public Works Department (PWD), on Sunday stated that Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will preside over the function on May 14 "marking inaugural of Zirakpur-Bathinda and Sri Amritsar Sahib-Bathinda roads..."

Nitin Gadkari
Nitin Gadkari

Punjab's Minister for Public Works Department, Vijay Inder Singla said that Union Road Transport Minister Nitin Gadkari would inaugurate two road projects -- Zirakpur-Bathinda (NH 7) and Amritsar-Bathinda (NH54) -- in the states on Monday.

Singla on Sunday stated that Chief Minister Amarinder Singh will preside over the function on May 14 "marking inaugural of Zirakpur-Bathinda and Sri Amritsar Sahib-Bathinda roads..."

Singla stated that the 216.35 km long Zirakpur-Bathinda stretch has been laid at a cost of Rs 3,188.70 crore, while the Amritsar-Bathinda stretch of 174.64 km has been laid at a cost of Rs 2,894 crore.

The Punjab minister said in an official release that 216.35 km long Zirakpur-Patiala-Sangrur-Barnala-Bathinda section includes two railway over bridges and 16 flyovers.

Similarly, the project has one major bridge, 40 small bridges and 7 foot over bridges constructed in its way. The road also has 32 major junctions and 212 smaller junctions for tariff decongestion.

He stated that similarly, the Amritsar-Harike-Makhu- Zira-Talwandi-Faridkot-Kotkapura-Bathinda stretch of NH 54 has 3 railway over bridges and 5 flyovers.

The stretch also includes 3 big bridges, 53 small bridges and one foot over bridge.

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Edited by mid-day online desk, with inputs from PTI

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