Four Lane Wide Section From Phagwara To Rupnagar On National Highway To Connect Major Punjab Cities


With an aim to enhance and improve road infra in Punjab, NHAI has developed a 4-Lane wide section from Phagwara to Rupnagar on NH-344A.

In a series of tweets, Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari said that the project is being executed in Hybrid Annuity Mode at a cost of Rs 1,367 crore spanning a length of 80.82 km.

The section connects major cities Amritsar — Jalandhar — Chandigarh and extends mobility to Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Ropar, and Mohali.

The Minister said the alignment lessens the travel time from Jalandhar to Chandigarh to almost half and provides direct access to Khatkarkalan, which is the ancestral home of Shaheed Bhagat Singh.

Resonating the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to build sustainable infrastructure, this Green Highway is fully saturated with healthy flowering plants throughout the stretch. It is also considered to be one of the safest highways in Punjab and stimulates socio-economic development in the region,he added.