* CHIEF MINISTER PUNJAB TO PRESIDE OVER INAUGURAL CEREMONY
* UNION MINISTER FOR ROAD AND SURFACE TRANSPORT TO INAUGURATE THE PROJECTS
Bathinda/Chandigarh, May 13:
Minister for Public Works Department (PWD) Punjab Mr. Vijay Inder Singla today stated that Chief Minister Punjab Captain Amarinder Singh will preside over function on May 14 marking inaugural of Zirakpur-Bathinda (National Highway 7) and Sri Amritsar Sahib-Bathinda roads(National Highway 54). The Union Minister for Roads and Surface Transport Mr Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the project.
Mr Singla stated that the 216.35 kms long Zirakpur-Bathinda stretch has been laid at a cost of Rs 3188.70 cr, while the Sri Amritsar Sahib-Bathinda stretch of 174.64 kms has been laid at a cost of Rs 2894.00 cr.
He added that 216.35 kms long Zirakpur-Patiala-Sangrur-Barnala-Bathinda section includes 2 railway over bridges and 16 fly overs. Similarly, the project has one major bridge, 40 small bridges and 7 foot over bridges constructed in its way. The road also has 32 major junctions and 212 smaller junctions for traffif de-congestion. It has 138.33 km long service road and equally long RCC drain.
He stated that similarly, the Sri Amritsar Sahib-Harike-Makhu-Zira-Talwandi-Faridkot-Kotkapura-Bathinda stretch of National Highway 54 has 3 railway over bridges and 5 fly overs. The stretch also includes 3 big bridges, 53 small bridges and one foot over bridge. 44.335 km long service lane has been laid along with 72.382 kms long RCC drain. Project includes 31 major junctions and 171 small junctions.