NHAI to start Chandigarh-Ludhiana NH project

A major portion of the work in Ludhiana has already been completed

Ludhiana-Chandigarh national highway, Social distancing, NHAI, Punjab government, Bhaini Sahib, Samrala bypass, KL Sachdeva, Khanpur, Mohali, Fatehgarh Sahib

Work on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh national highway, which stopped when curfew was announced, will start shortly with proper social distancing norms.

A major portion of the work in Ludhiana has already been completed, and NHAI has requested the Punjab government to allow them to complete the remaining work, which, hopefully, will be able to start in the next few days.

NHAI will take the final decision on the other under construction projects and will comply with each and every parameter in view of the present circumstances, including ensuring social distancing of the workforce. As of now, out of 76-km planned in the project, it has completed 71-km. In Ludhiana, work is pending at Bhaini Sahib (where land is being acquired for a flyover) and Samrala bypass.

Project director of NHAI, KL Sachdeva, added that of the five km pending, the stretches where the work is to be completed include Khanpur, Daddu Majra (both in Mohali district), Khand Mandpur in Fatehgarh Sahib (where they have challenged the land acquisition rates), and Samrala Byepass and Bhaini Sahib.

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