With the work on six-laning of the 291-km stretch between Jalandhar and Panipat on the National Highway-1 hanging fire even as the project started a decade back, the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has served a notice on the company, Soma-Isolux NH1 Tollway, to give the final deadline to complete the project.
The move comes after the Punjab government took up the issue with the Union road, transport and highways ministry recently. Punjab public works department (PWD) minister Vijay Inder Singla had met Union minister Nitin Gadkari in this regard.
The company was to complete the work within 30 months of awarding of the project. In Punjab, the road passes from Patiala, Fatehgarh Sahib, Ludhiana, Jalandhar and Kapurthala districts. Read More