Coming soon: Six-lane ring road in Zirakpur

Sukhbir Singh

In a move meant to bring some respite from the increasing traffic, a six-lane ring road will be constructed in Zirakpur. The road will facilitate diverting Delhi-Mohali traffic away from Zirakpur.

The foundation stone of the 3.5-km six-lane road, which will be constructed at a cost of Rs 100 crore, was laid by Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal on Tuesday.

While GMADA has been directed to work in coordination with the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) for re-engineering the Zirakpur overbridge to resolve the traffic congestion under and over the bridge permanently, a plan is on the anvil to develop Zirakpur and Dera Bassi belt as urban satellite towns.

Sukhbir asked the GMADA chief administrator to submit a proposal for linking Zirakpur with Kajauli water works to solve the chronic drinking water problem of this area. He said he had envisioned this plan to facelift the region and the focus was on planned growth of the area. GMADA was also finalising the contours of sectoral grid of this whole area, and he had already ordered planned development of inter-sector roads.

Promising a Sub-Tehsil status to Zirakpur keeping in view its fastest development in the state, the Deputy Chief Minister said he had asked the Deputy Commissioner to submit a proposal in this regard so that it could be taken up in the next Cabinet meeting.

An amount of Rs 80 crore was announced for a new international sports stadium at Nabha Sahib.

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