• NHAI awards Rs 2,000 cr proj in Punjab to Ashoka Concessions

    National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) today said it has awarded a Rs 2,070-crore highway project in Punjab to Ashoka Concessions.

    The 76 km project under National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase-V pertains to 4/6 laning of Kharar- Ludhiana Section of NH-95 (new NH-5) in the state of Punjab.

    “Development of 76 km long Kharar-Ludhiana section involves 6-laning of 54 km and 4-laning of 22 km of national highways,” NHAI said in a statement.

    The project starts at Kharar town, passes through Morinda bypass, Khamanno town, proposed Samrala bypass and terminates at Ludhiana.

    It will improve connectivity and faster movement of traffic from industrial hub of Ludhiana to Chandigarh and other parts of North India, the statement said.

    The project shall also provide alternate connectivity of Chandigarh to NHAI-1 as well as for the traffic from South-West Punjab to the Chandigarh city.

    “The project will have 2 major bridges, 6 minor bridges, 8 flyovers, 6 vehicular underpasses, 10 pedestrian underpasses, 126 culverts, 46 km long service, 9 major junctions, 253 minor junctions and 8 km long bypass at Samrala,” the statement said. Phil Dawson Authentic Jersey

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