The Punjab government would spend Rs. 800 crore on the prestigious project of 200 ft wide SAS Nagar-Zirakpur-Peer Muchhalla road providing a bye pass of Chandigarh to streamline the flow of traffic in this whole region. Disclosing this here today, Mr. NK Sharma, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Industries and Commerce informed that the SAS Nagar-Zirakpur-Ambala road stretch of this vital link would be completed by December this year in first phase.
He pointed out that the completion of this link would streamline the flow of traffic in the region thereby providing much needed respite to the residents of Zirakpurfrom their traffic problem. He said that the portion of this road from SAS Nagar to International Airport has almost completed and the remaining would be completed soon. He said that Rs. 450 crore would be spent on 20 km road linking Chandigarh-Ambala road to Mohali and Kharar via village Chhat and the construction work of this stretch was going on war footing. He said that with completion of this portion, the people coming from Ambala side and people going from Kharar to Delhi need not to enter Chandigarh resulting in saving of precious time and fuel consumption.
Mr. Sharma revealed that this was the first 200 ft wide road of the state and the Punjab government has taken it as a dream project. He said that this road has been pided in 44 ft wide each roads with 22 ft wide service lanes on its both sides. He said that this road was being constructed in four phases and GMADA was its executing agency. He said that first phase i.eKharar to Mohali has already been completed while in second phase i.e Mohali to Patiala road portion has beencompleted up to 80 percent. In third phase construction from Chhat to Ambala road was going on war footing. In last phase it would be linked from Ambala road to Peer Muchhalla, he added.