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Kharar-Zirakpur bypass to become operational in a fortnight

punjab Updated: Nov 16, 2015 09:11 IST
Shailee Dogra
Kharar-Zirakpur bypass

Workers giving finishing touches to the berms on the road connecting Kharar with Zirakpur in SAS Nagar on Sunday.(HT photo)

In a major relief to commuters, the road connecting Kharar to Zirkapur would become operational in a fortnight. The said road would reduce traffic congestion at the Balongi lightpoint, besides reducing the travel time between Kharar and Zirakpur.

Once operational, the commuters from near North Country Mall, Kharar, would be able to take the airport road connecting them directly to Zirakpur-Patiala road. The travel time would come down as the commuters travelling to Zirakpur and Patiala wouldn’t need cross Chandigarh and SAS Nagar.

“The road is complete and would be opened for traffic in a fortnight. The only thing remains to be done is removal of a high tension electric pole. The tender for installing streetlights has already been given,” said AK Sinha, chief administrator GMADA.

He added, “We were targeting to open the road by Diwali but the electric pole has still not been removed. But, now, we will throw open the road without waiting for the pole’s removal.”

Relief from traffic congestion

Once operational, this road would come as a major respite for the commuters who have to cross Balongi lightpoint on daily. This is the only road as of now which connects Kharar with Chandigarh. People travelling to airport, Delhi, Patiala, Zirakpur, Panchkula and Ambala can bypass SAS Nagar and Chandigarh by taking the new road. This would cut down the travel time.

People travelling to Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Kullu, Manali can take this road from Zirakpur and reach Kharar.

The airport road is already connected to Zirakpur-Patiala highway near Chatt village. The traffic lights have already been put in place.