Several projects are being underway to give Gurdaspur a facelift. The Trimu road, which was broken at several places in Gurdaspur municipal limit, is being partially strengthened at an estimated cost of Rs 1.25 crore.
According to Gurdaspur PWD (B and R) sub divisional officer Harjinder Singh, over 1 km of Trimu road starting from the Purana Bus Stand Chowk is being raised by laying two thick layers of bitchumen macadem (BM) of 50 and 30 mm, respectively.
Earlier, this stretch of road had been a nuisance for commuters as it had potholes everywhere, which caused many accidents. The SDO said the road has been designed with its level at the middle raised upward and its banks has been kept bit sloppy so that rain water did not accumulate on it.
Meanwhile, the Gurdaspur Improvement Trust is spending Rs 25 lakh to give a facelift to the Jahaz Chowk by fitting it with fancy lights, besides widening it. The Jahaz Chowk is located on the Grand Trunk road close to the General Bus Stand in Gurdaspur town and here lies an old French aeroplane donated by the Indian Air Force to the Gurdaspur municipal council.
Over 7-km stretch of the national highway linking Batala bypass and Pathankot bypass is being widened and strengthened at a cost of Rs 10.38 crore, besides building a concrete bridge across Nabipur Cut Drain on the Gurdaspur-Batala road at an estimated cost of Rs 1.34 crore.
The national highway linking Jahaz Chowk and Old Mandi Chowk is being four laned with a divider in the middle.