The Central government has initiated the process for four-laning of NH-71 in Punjab. The ministry of road transport and highways (department of road and highway) has issued a notification for acquiring land for widening, four-laning, maintenance, management and operation of the highway.
The notification has been issued under Section 3 of the National Highway Act 1956 (48 of 1956), which has been published in the official gazette.
The notification states that land would be acquired in 26 villages of Jalandhar. Two by-pass roads would be constructed in Nakodar sub-division.
The first by-pass has been named Gohir by-pass at Gohir village, which would pass through Nangal Jiwan, Allowal and Rasulpur villages. The second bypass has been named as Nakodar bypass and would pass through Malrri, Nakodar, Balhukami, Ladhran, Gandhran, Bir Sidh pur, Bhodipur and Kangana villages. Another two by-passes have been proposed in Shahkot sub-divsion, which has been named as Malsian by-pass and Shahkot by-pass.
Jalandhar central works division executive engineer has requested Nakodar and Shahkot sub-divisions to start the process for acquitision of land, the notification adds.