Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal will inaugurate the newly constructed four-laned 31-km long road from Kurali to Siswan T-point on Friday.
The project has been carried out at a cost of Rs 75 crore.
Informing about the project, city deputy commissioner (DC) Tejinder Pal Singh Sidhu said, "The road from Morinda to Kurali has been widened to 33 feet and two new bridges have been constructed on the four-laned road from Kurali to Siswan T-point."
Sidhu also informed that the road from Siswan T-point to Haryana border has been widened to 33 feet.
The Morinda-Kurali-Siswan road connects to Himachal Pradesh's industrial area and thus suffers heavy vehicular traffic. "Being a single road, it was prone to accidents and hence the demand for its four-laning," Sidhu said.
The DC said with the four-laning of the road, better transportation facilities would be made available to the people commuting from Chandigarh to Rupnagar, Nawanshahr, Jalandhar, Amritsar, Pathankot and Hoshiarpur and they would not have to face traffic snarls.
"The state government has initiated a project to four lane the 222 km road from Zirakpur to Bathinda at a cost of Rs 3,342 crore," added Sidhu.