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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Ludhiana , July 15, 2013
The Punjab government has started the process of six-laning of the Kharar-Ludhiana road, which would strengthen the infrastructure in state. Disclosing this in Chandigarh on Monday, public works department (PWD) minister Sharanjit Singh Dhillon said: “The file work to get all kind of approvals for the Rs. 1,000 crore ambitious project has begun and construction work will start by March, 2014.”

Terming the road as a lifeline of the entire Malwa region, Dhillon said this project would include the 68-kilometre stretch from Sector-38 Chandigarh to Ludhiana-via-Kharar, which would be converted into six lanes.

He said the 175-km stretch from Sambhu Border, Jalandhar, which would come up at a cost of Rs. 1,500 crore, 44-km road from Bhogpur-Mukerian to be built at Rs. 300 crore, 102-km road from Pathankot to Amritsar worth Rs. 800 crore and 78-KM from Ludhiana to Talwandi worth Rs. 479 crore are also under construction.