New Delhi, Nov 23 (UNI) The Centre today gave a green signal for developing 'Guru Gobind Singh Marg', interpreted as ''a key artery of national bonding and a spiritual lifeline to promote national integration'', from Anandpur Sahib in Punjab to Nanded Sahib in Maharashtra.
The 2480-km road, to be taken up as a major project, will pass through Punjab, Hayrana, Rajasthan. Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra.
According to Mr Harcharan Bains, Media advisor to Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, the Union Government also accepted the Chief Minister's proposal to treat the historic route as a national highway with a religious nomenclature.
A decision to this effect was taken at a high level meeting attended by Mr Badal, Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil and Union Tourism and Culture Minister Ambika Soni.
Punjab PWD Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Haryana Agriculture Minister Harmohinder Singh Chatha, besides state ministers from MP, UP and Delhi, also attended the meeting.