The Punjab Government has embarked on the mission of four laning and six laning of main highways of the state to strengthen the road infrastructure.Stating this, Deputy Commissioner Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said that in continuation of this, Deputy Chief Minister, Punjab, Sukhbir Singh Badal will tomorrow inaugurate the four laned 31 kilometre road from kurali to siswan tea point. This project has been carried out at a cost of Rs. 75 crore. He said that the road from morinda to kurali has been widened to the extent of 33 feet and strengthened and 2 new bridges have also been constructed on four laned road from kurali to siswan tea point. He also informed that the road from siswan tea point to the Haryana border has been 33 feet widened and strengthened. He elaborated that morinda-kurali-siswan road witnesses heavy vehicular traffic and it also connects with the industrial area of neighbouring Himachal Pradesh. Being a single road made it accident prone hence the demand for its four laning.
The Deputy Commissioner said that with the four laning of this road, better transportation facilities shall be at the disposal of people commuting from Chandigarh to Rupnagar, Nawanshahr, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Pathankot and Hoshiarpur and they won’t have to face traffic snarls. Giving more information he said that the State Government has initiated a project to four lane the 222 kilometer road from Zirakpur to Bathinda at a cost of Rs. 3342 crore.He said that in order to facilitate the commuting of people the State Government is actively engaged in four laning and six laning of all national highways in the state connecting these to prominent cities. He also informed that the 200 kilometre wide road from S.A.S. Nagar to village Chhatt and from Chhatt to Zirakpur-Ambala will also be ready soon which shall act as bypass after commissioning.