The Punjab government is targeting to meet deadlines of Dera Bassi flyover and other road projects, which it believes can be showcased as a development work ahead of 2017 state assembly elections.
The government is eager to complete the Dera Bassi flyover, coming up at a cost of `150 crore, and it would facilitate in the commuters’ movement on Chandigarh-Delhi road. The flyover is expected to reduce the travel time between Chandigarh and Ambala by about 30 minutes.
“The Derabassi flyover would be opened by July 2016, thus would meet its completion schedule. It would facilitate the commuters from Chandigarh to Delhi and residents of Dera Bassi and also provide a complete solution to the traffic problem,” said NK Sharma, chief parliamentary secretary, Industry and Commerce and MLA, Derabassi.
As per an estimate on an average about 60,000 vehicles, chiefly four-wheelers, travel to and from Derabassi every day. There are about 10 dividers beneath the flyover. The dividers will be constructed to pave the way for commuters to turn towards Barwala, Preet Nagar, Main Bazar and Derabassi, among others.
Also, around 360 meter long ramp will also be constructed on either side of the highway.
Kharar-Zirakpur-Ambala road to start by May 2016
The government would also open 200 feet road, constructed at the cost of `800 crore, that would connect Kharar (Balongi) to Zirakpur to Ambala by May 2016.
Sharma said the constructed from Kharar main road to SAS Nagar (near Balongi) and towards Zirakpur-Patiala road and Zirakpur-Ambala Highway will serve as a bypass.
Sharma said, “With this road becoming operational commuters from SAS Nagar will not have to go Chandigarh to reach others districts of Punjab, which will save time and money, thus facilitating the public.”
He said the work for construction of road form village Chhatt to Chandigarh-Ambala highway is nearing completion and this 200 feet road would also be connected till Peer Muchalla (near Panchkula border).
4 lane road from Zirakpur-Patiala-Bathinda to complete by July 2017
Sharma added Rs 2806 crore have been spent on constructing four lane road from Zirakpur-Patiala-Bathinda that would be completed by July 2017.
Kharar-Kurali four laning of road to complete by December 2017
He further said Rs 220 crore will be spent for four laning of Kharar-Kurali road, spanning 13 kms and the work will be completed by December 2017. He further said that 4 laning of Kharar - Banur- Tepla road will also be done, which will be cost `400 crore. “This road is prone to accidents due to transportation of heavy vehicles, and the project would help in checking the collisions,” he added.