Journey time from Chandigarh to the Worldwide Airport in Mohali will quickly be drastically reduce with the UT administration deciding to go forward with the event of a shorter route close to Sector 48.
On Tuesday, UT adviser Dharam Pal gave his nod to plan the brand new street, which is able to begin from the T-point intersection of Vikas Marg (coming from Sector-43 ISBT) and Purv Marg (coming from Tribune Chowk).
“The present distance from this intersection to the airport is 14 km after traversing by way of Mohali. It is going to be lowered to three.5 km after the street is accomplished. The venture would require acquisition of land in each Punjab and Chandigarh. The street will go alongside the airport’s boundary wall and thereafter join with the Airport Highway in Mohali,” stated a senior UT official, requesting anonymity.
Round 850 m of this stretch, which is able to cross by way of Faidan and Jagatpura areas, will fall in Punjab, whereas the bulk will likely be in Chandigarh.
Pal stated, “Subsequent, we want the UT administrator’s approval and also will should contain Punjab for the land falling in its territory.”
On its finish, Chandigarh will purchase round 39 acres, whereas 13 acres lie in Punjab.
Notably, the street is proposed within the Chandigarh Grasp Plan-2031 as properly.
The adviser had constituted a committee below the deputy commissioner to look at the shorter route, following which a survey of the world adjoining to the airport was undertaken.
Earlier than the development of the brand new worldwide airport, the space from Tribune Chowk to the earlier terminal was 2.7 km.