The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has planned infrastructure development works worth ₹1,417 crore in Punjab for the current fiscal. Officials privy to the development said the annual plan will cover a 295km network of national highways (NHs).
The south Malwa region will get the lion’s share of ₹740 crore. According to a communiqué sent to the state authorities on June 2, the NHAI has proposed to invest in four-laning of NHs, land acquisitions, construction of bypasses and bridges, said officials.
The annual development plan has no spending provisions under financial heads of road safety and environment. A maximum of ₹461 crore of the total ₹1,417 crore will be spent on the widening of NHs.
A budget of ₹142.23 crore has been earmarked for land acquisition and preconstruction activities of NH-254 (that connects Punjab with Haryana) from Kangar village to Rampura Phul in Bathinda district, said officials.