Mohali: Land acquisition for new link road begins
The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority has issued a notification under Section 19 of the Land Acquisition Act to take over 73 acres of land for the project
Moving ahead with land acquisition process for 6km long and 200ft wide link between the Airport Road and Kharar-Landran road, the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has issued a notification under Section 19 of the Land Acquisition Act for 73 acres. The acquisition process will be completed by the October end.
Section 19 of the Act refers to the amount to be determined as compensation.
The link road, which was proposed five years ago, will improve connectivity from the Airport Road to Kharar. With some major townships such as TDI, Ansal, and Gateway City adjoining it, the road will divide sectors 116 and 92 and sectors 117 and 74A to pass through Chappar Chiri Khurd, Chappar Chiri Kalan, Chajju Majra, Baliali and Ballomajra before connecting to the Kharar-Landran road near Swaraj factory. The road is a part of the Mohali master plan.
A senior officer of GMADA said, “We have issued a notification under Section 19 of the Land Acquisition Act and will be completing the acquisition process by October end this year.”
Umang Jindal, founder, Homeland Group, said the link road will be a better alternative to people travelling between Chandigarh and Kharar. “The stretch will also help the people residing nearby as at present, a link road is missing and commuters have to take a long route,” he added.
GMADA chief engineer Devinder Singh said, “We will float the tenders for construction once the land acquisition process is over.”
Extension of Airport Road 75% complete
The 75% work of extension of the 200ft PR7 road, commonly known as the Airport Road, has been completed. The extension begins from the dividing road of sectors 120/125 (NH 5), Sunny Enclave and connects the PR4 road in New Chandigarh (Mullanpur).
The work was allotted at a cost of ₹121 crore and will be completed by December this year.
The road extension will reduce the distance between Mohali and New Chandigarh and is expected to save 15-20 minutes of travelling time between the two towns.