Airport Street to the touch New Chd : The Tribune India


Akash Ghai

Tribune Information Service

Mohali, January 24

The Larger Mohali Space Growth Authority (GMADA) is all set to increase the 200-foot-wide Airport Street by 10 km to attach the Chandigarh worldwide airport in Mohali with New Chandigarh through Sunny Enclave.

The GMADA authorities claimed that the challenge, estimated to value round Rs 200 crore, would join New Chandigarh with Mohali straight with out entry to Chandigarh and would shorten the gap between the 2 cities by round 5 km.

They mentioned there could be no have to enter the busy roads of Chandigarh after the completion of the challenge. It could save over half an hour of commuters desiring to journey from Mohali, notably from the airport aspect, to New Chandigarh or vice versa.

Below the plan, the highway can be prolonged from the Mohali-Kharar freeway (from the purpose the place it begins close to the VR Punjab mall), and can cross via Sunny Enclave, Hussainpur village and Thaska to fulfill the primary highway (PR 4), which connects Chandigarh with the Siswan-Kurali highway at Majri. “With the development of this stretch, the gap between the 2 cities can be shortened and the journey time may also scale back considerably. Moreover, one won’t be required to journey on the busy roads of Chandigarh,” mentioned Sunil Kansal, Chief Engineer of GMADA. He mentioned the estimated value of the challenge could be Rs 200 crore. GMADA is within the technique of buying 112 acres for the highway.

“The method of acquisition of land is on and we’re hopeful of finishing it inside two months,” mentioned Kansal, including that after the completion of the land acquisition course of, they’d transfer additional with out losing any time.

Vigilance probe underneath manner

At current, the 17.5-km-long stretch of Airport Street, which was constructed round three years in the past at a value of Rs 169 crore, connects the Mohali-Kharar freeway with the Zirkapur-Patiala freeway. The highway had come underneath the scanner after it began caving in at numerous spots inside six months of its development. Massive-scale corruption had allegedly taken place in its development. An inquiry by the Punjab Vigilance Bureau is on on this regard.


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