Sukhbir Singh Badal, Punjab’s deputy chief minister on Monday put six major national highway projects with a combined cost of Rs. 8,528 crore on the fast track. Reviewing the progress of ongoing road projects along with Sharanjit Singh Dhillon, PWD minster, Sukhbir asked his principal secretary PS Aujla to ensure that every project was completed on schedule.
The Amritsar-Sri Ganga Nagar road (NH-15), which is to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 3,000 crore, was likely to be completed by October 2015. The letter of allotment for Patiala-Bathinda four-laned road to be constructed at the cost of Rs. 2,007 crore had been allotted to IVRCL, Hyderabad, which would complete this project by April 2015.
Similarly, the four-laning of Zirakpur-Patiala road, to be constructed at the cost of Rs. 501 crore, would be completed by October 2014.
The four-laning of Ludhiana-Moga-Talwandi Bhai road would be completed by October 2014 at the cost of Rs. 480 crore. The four-laning of Kharar-Ludhiana national highway would be completed by April 2016.
The six-laning of Shambhu border-Jalandhar road, with construction cost of Rs. 1800 crore, would be completed by March 2013.