The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued Letter of Award (LOA) worth Rs. 1444 crore to GR Infraprojects Ltd for development of national highway section in the state of Punjab under phase IV of National Highways Development Projects (NHDP)
The 81 km long Phagwara – Rupnagar section passes through Banga Town and proposed Nawashahir bypass and terminates at Rupnagar.
This will be the shortest route for movement between Amritsar and ‘The City Beautiful’, Chandigarh, two most important cities of Punjab and also tourist hub for Sikh pilgrimage. The project will help in expediting the improvement of infrastructure in Punjab and in reducing the time and cost of travel.
The project will have 4 structures (Grade separator/flyover), 1 major bridge, 22 minor bridges, one Vehicular Underpass and one Pedestrian Underpass. The project would be executed on Hybrid Annuity mode and scheduled time of completion of project is 30 months from the date of commencement.