After scrapping the challenge to widen the 40-km lengthy Kharar-Banur-Tepla street in July 2019, the Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has give you an alternate greenfield alignment, a 32km street from IT chowk ( PR-7) close to Airport to the Kurali-Chandigarh street from the villages of Nagiari and Devi Nagar right here.
A greenfield street is in-built an space the place there isn’t a development.
NHAI, it’s learnt, issued a notification just lately asking the farmers of round 60 villages for objections and acquisition of land inside 21 days.
The brand new street will decongest Chandigarh and Zirakpur by offering an alternate path to visitors coming from Delhi and going to Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
“We now have issued the notification and round 400 acres land might be acquired in round 60 villages of Mohali district,” mentioned NHAI challenge director Pradeep Atri.
NHAI will even widen the prevailing street to 6 lanes of 40 km from IT metropolis chowk to Ambala through Banur and Tepla.
The matter of an alternate route had been taken up in February, 2020, by member of Parliament Manish Tewari with Union minister Nitin Gadkari, following which the ministry in its letter had said that NHAI was checking the feasibility of the greenfield part.Bids for appointment of a advisor to organize an in depth challenge report (DPR) had been acquired and was beneath analysis, the letter mentioned.
After issuing the notification for widening 40-km-long Kharar-Banur-Tepla street in 2018, the NHAI had scrapped the challenge in July 2019 owing to excessive prices.
Inderjit Ghai, managing director, Common Freeway and Infracom Non-public Restricted, who ready the detailed challenge report for the scrapped challenge mentioned, NHAI had determined to discover the potential of a brand new greenfield alignment. “I really feel that the proposed challenge can also be viable beneath Construct Function Switch (BOT) as visitors is large on the street and its value could be recovered in a decade’s time. As well as, there are different advantages like discount in air pollution degree, discount of street accidents and congestion in Chandigarh metropolis and Zirakpur, he mentioned.”