Punjab Highways

On 10 January 2023, Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways, Shri Nitin Gadkari, launched 29 National Highway projects in Hoshiarpur, Punjab, with an investment exceeding Rs 4,000 crore.

The launching of these projects marks a significant step towards enhancing Punjab’s infrastructure and promoting economic growth in the region. These developments will not only benefit the local population but also facilitate smoother traffic flow, making freight transportation more efficient.

One of the key projects is the 4-laning of the Phagwara and Hoshiarpur section, which will create a high-speed connection between these two cities, reducing travel time from 1 hour to just 30 minutes. Additionally, the construction of bypasses in Phagwara and Hoshiarpur will alleviate congestion in urban areas and provide a direct link to Hoshiarpur via National Highway 44 (GT Road). Furthermore, the 4-lane Ladowal Bypass in Ludhiana will connect the Ludhiana-Ferozepur Highway to the Delhi-Jalandhar Highway (National Highway 44), enhancing connectivity.

The 4-laning of the Talwandi Bhai to Firozpur section, along with the Firozpur bypass, will further improve connectivity in the region. These projects will not only enhance safety and reduce travel time on highways but also improve access to religious pilgrimage sites and inter-state connections within the project areas.

During this event, Shri Gadkari also announced additional road connectivity projects, including a 45 km, 4-lane bypass at Mukerian, Dasuiya, and Bhogpur on the Jalandhar to Pathankot route, costing Rs 1600 crore, and a 30 km, 4-lane bypass from Tanda to Hoshiarpur, costing Rs 800 crore. These initiatives aim to further enhance transportation infrastructure in the region.

Photo courtesy: Public Works Department, Punjab

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