National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Tuesday said it has awarded a Rs 1,444 crore contract for widening of a highway stretch in Punjab to GR Infraprojects Ltd. “The NHAI has issued Letter of Award (LOA) for development of national highway section in the state of Punjab under phase IV of National Highways Development Projects (NHDP),” NHAI said in a statement.
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The project pertains to four-laning of a 81-km stretch of Phagwara-Rupnagar. The Phagwara-Rupnagar section passes through Banga town and the proposed Nawashahir bypass and terminates at Rupnagar. “This will be the shortest route for movement between Amritsar and Chandigarh, two most important cities of Punjab, and also tourist hubs for Sikh pilgrimages. The project will help in expediting the improvement of infrastructure in Punjab and in reducing the time and cost of travel,” the statement said.
The project will have four structures (Grade separator/flyover), one major bridge, 22 minor bridges, one vehicular underpass and one pedestrian underpass. The project would be executed on hybrid annuity mode and scheduled time of completion is 30 months from the date of commencement.