4-km stretch of Ambala-Dehradun highway to be widened to six lanes

Decades old problem of traffic jams on Jagadhri road from Ambala Cantonment railway station to Tangri river bridge will be solved with the construction of a six-lane road at a cost of Rs 10 crore.

Written by Express News Service | Ambala | Published: February 3, 2012 2:21 am

Decades old problem of traffic jams on Jagadhri road from Ambala Cantonment railway station to Tangri river bridge will be solved with the construction of a six-lane road at a cost of Rs 10 crore. The Haryana government has sanctioned the budget proposal to expand the four-lane road into a six-lane for easy flow of traffic on the congested Ambala-Dehradun NH.

The construction work on the 4 km stretch of road will be taken up by the Public Works Department. There is a provision of construction of four lay byroads for parking of trucks,auto rickshaws and other vehicles on both sides of the road. There are also provisions of traffic lights on the main spots.

According to PWD Executive Engineer R K Kansal,the construction will be started immediately so that it could be completed within the current financial year. He said that nearly 1 lakh vehicles pass through the Jagadhri road daily. There are 13 intersections due to which the intensity of traffic is more than the required norms. Seven schools and one college besides civil hospital are situated on the road. The road is the main outlet for flow of vehicular traffic to Jagadhri,Yamunanagar,Saharanpur,Haridwar and Dehradun.

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