Four-laning Of Jalandhar-kapurthala Highway: Ministry Asks PWD To Submit Proposal Again

Four-laning Of Jalandhar-kapurthala Highway: Ministry Asks PWD To Submit Proposal Again

The four-laning project of National Highway 703-A, connecting Jalandhar with Kapurthala, which has been lying unattended since last year, is expected to see the light of day soon.

The Union ministry of road, transport, and highways has asked the Public Works Department (PWD) to submit the case file again after ensuring that there no legal tangles.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, PWD (central works) executive engineer BS Tulli said, “The ministry asked the department to assure that there are no legal complications in the case.” “We are currently working on fulfilling the condition laid down by the ministry and are hopeful to get the clearance by next week,” added Tulli.

He said no new tenders will be floated under the project. “The company who was earlier assigned the work will carry out the construction in the area,” he added.

 The ministry had recently cleared 3.63 crore required to complete the long-delayed four- laning for the 3-km stretch of Jalandhar-Kapurthala road after state BJP chief Vijay Sampla and mayor Sunil Jyoti met Nitin Gadkari in Delhi last month, requesting the minister to clear grant under the project.

PWD officials are likely to have a meeting with Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari in Delhi on Thursday where they will submit the revised proposal of the Jalandhar-Kapurthala four-lane project, which currently is a subject of reconsideration in front of the ministry.

Last month, the National Highway Authority Of India (NHAI) had rejected the revised estimate of 3.63 crore that was needed for completed road work in the two and a half km stretch of the four-lane project. So far, the municipal corporation has spent 8.64 crore on the project.

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Source Link – The Hindustan Times

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