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CCEA okays six-laning of Jalandhar-Amritsar section of NH-1 in Punjab
New Delhi, November 13, 2013
The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs (CCEA) has approved six-laning of the Jalandhar-Amritsar section of National Highway (NH)-1 in Punjab under the National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase II on Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) basis.
An official press release said the cost of the project is estimated to be Rs. 523.85 crore including the cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road will be approximately 20 kms.
The release said the project would expedite improvement of infrastructure in Punjab and also reduce the time and cost of travel for traffic, particularly heavy traffic, plying between Jalandhar and Amritsar.
Development of this stretch will also help in uplifting the socio-economic condition of this region. It will also increase employment potential for local labourers for project activities, the release added.