The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has given its clearance to the Rs 8,000-crore Pathankot-Mandi highway four-lane project.
The NHAI had discontinued the land acquisition process in May last year. However, the exercise has now been restarted and the NHAI will float a global tender for the construction of the first phase of the project between Pathankot and 32 Mile in the next two months. The project has already been delayed by two years.
A senior NHAI official said construction work would begin after the payment of land compensation to the affected persons. A detailed project report had been completed by Joint Ventures and Infrastructure Casta Limited, a private company, in 2016