Development of four corridors in Punjab
The Punjab Roads and Development Board has received the approval from Punjab
Infrastructure Development Board for the development of four road corridors in
the state, namely Hoshiarpur-Phargwara (35.50 km), Sirhind-Morinda-Ropar (43.22
km), Dakha-Raikot-Barnala (57.94 km) and Bhawanigarh-Nabha-Gobindgarh (55.42
km). The total cost of these projects is Rs 237.07 crore. These projects form
part of the Punjab Road Sector Project (Phase 2, Tranche-III).
The tender for all the four projects was carried in Projectmonitor (November 14,
"The Hoshiarpur-Phargwara road project and Sirhind-Morinda-Ropar road project
envisage upgradation on BOT basis with an investment of Rs 32.53 and Rs 55.63
respectively," a PIDB official said. Both these projects are in planning stage.
The Dakha-Raikot-Barnala road will be upgraded on BOT basis with an investment
of Rs 78.66 crore. As part of this project Valecha Engineering has been awarded
a contract valued at Rs 12.43 crore for improvement of the road from km 50.60 to
The Bhawanigarh-Nabha-Gobindgarh road is currently being upgraded on BOT basis.
The project entails an investment of Rs 70.25 crore.
[17 April 2006]