A 11-km elevated road would connect Kharar with Sector 39 in Chandigarh as Larsen & Toubro (L&T) has got the contract for the project.
After having constructed international airport in SAS Nagar, L&T has been assigned the work of another landmark. This is being termed as one of the longest flyovers in the region.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has already acquired over 50 hectares of land and about 13 hectares of forestland for the elevated road from Sector 39 in Chandigarh to Kharar on the NH-21 passing through SAS Nagar.
The SAS Nagar municipal corporation in September this year too had passed a proposal for construction of an elevated road from Dara Studio to Kharar.
Project director of NHAI, OC Mathur, said, “The contract has been given to L&T and the company will start work in the first quarter of 2016. The project is likely to be completed by 202122.”
The four-lane elevated road would be 45-metre wide and the project would cost Rs 408 crore, including 3.6-km extension of flyover to cover some areas of Chandigarh, SAS Nagar and Kharar.
As per the proposal, the elevated road would be 5 metres above the ground on a row of single pillers.
Why this Project
Commuters taking the elevated road would bypass a number of congested points, such as Kharar bus stand. On the existing road, there are as many as 21 openings from Balongi village up to Kharar bus stand. Vehicles entering the highway hinder the flow of the traffic, besides making the road prone to accidents. Apart from this, the area along the road is densely populated, leaving little scope for horizontal expansion of the road.
In a Nutshell
Starting from Sector 39 roundabout, the elevated road will go along Max Hospital up to new bus stand in Chandigarh, from where two lanes would reach Balongi lightpoint. The elevated road would go right up to Kharar junction from where one arm of the elevated road would go towards Ludhiana and another (400 metres) would go towards Rupnagar. There are provisions of having underpasses near the North Country Mall and Sunny Enclave in Kharar.