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Pinjore-Kalka bypass to cost 3.25 crore

Written by: Staff

Chandigarh, Mar 4 (UNI) The construction of Pinjore-Kalka bypass will cost Rs 3.25 crore and will be done on a priority basis to ease traffic congestion on this route, Union Minister of State for Urban Employment and Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja said today.

While addressing a press conference in Panchkula, she said the 14 km long bypass would cover an area of eight km in the state and six km in Himachal Pradesh.

The bypass would start from Malla turning and go along the Kaushalya river up to Timber Trail.

She also said the National Highway No 22 would be made four laned covering a stretch of 32 km and provision would be kept for making it six-laned in future.

The work on the highway will start in May.

The minister said a meeting between Lt Gen Daljit Singh, General Officer Commanding in Chief Western Command, other army officers, state government and district administration and the Transport Ministry was held at Chandimandir to sort out the problems being faced in the construction of the highway.

She said the work to expand this national highway from Ambala to Chandigarh would commence in April. The process of constructing an Expressway from Delhi to Chandigarh would also be started soon.

While answering a question, she said the Ambala Lok Sabha area had been divided into three parts including Panchkula-Naraingarh, Yamunanagar-Jagadhri and Ambala.

She said the Central Government had given a package of Rs 50 crore to the Haryana Government for the expansion of Scientific Instrument Industrial Centre at Ambala and an IT park had also been set up each at Panchkula and Mohali.

In addition to this Jagadhri would be developed as an industrial model town.


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