NATIONAL

Six-laning of highway

Special Correspondent

CHANDIGARH: The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI)has awarded the Rs.486 crore project of six-laning of 63.5 km stretch of the Delhi-Bahadurgarh-Rohtak highway on Build, Operate and Transfer (BOT) basis to Messrs. KCT-ERA. It would be completed in two years, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said here on Saturday.

Mr. Hooda further disclosed that two long bypasses would also be constructed at Bahadurgarh and Rohtak. With the six-laning of the National Highway and construction of these two bypasses, the problem of traffic congestion would be eased and movement of traffic would be more safe and comfortable, he asserted.

One of the major features of this project would be the construction of five grade separators and four underpasses to facilitate free flow of traffic. There is also provision of construction of service roads on Bahadurgarh bypass. Apart from this, 29 bus lay byes would also be constructed to facilitate free movement and parking of a large number of buses.

Mr. Hooda added that the 10-km stretch of National Highway No. 1 was being six-laned at a cost of Rs.270 crore. A 3.4-km elevated highway was also being constructed to ease traffic congestion in Panipat.

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