Saturday 4 February 2012

4km stretch of Ambala-Dehradun highway to become Six Lane

Written by Anil Singh

4km stretch of Ambala-Dehradun highway to become six Lane

Good news for Dehradun and Haridwar residents, who regularly visit Ambala.

Jagadhri road from Ambala Cantonment railway station to Tangri river bridge is going to be made six-lane in an year. This will end the decades old problem of traffic jams on the 4 km stretch.

The construction of a six-lane road, will cost Rs 10 crore. The Haryana government has already sanctioned the budget proposal to expand the four-lane road into a six-lane for easy flow of traffic on the very congested Ambala-Dehradun NH. PWD will be taken up by the Public Works Department.

In the six lane road project, there is a provision of construction of four lay byroads for parking of trucks, auto rickshaws and other vehicles on both sides of the road. There are also provisions of traffic lights on the main spots.

Why a need to widen the 4km stretch:

According to PWD, nearly 1 Lakh vehicles pass through the Jagadhri road daily. There are 13 intersections in te hsiad stetch, which increase the traffic more than normal. That apart, 7 schools and one college besides civil hospital situated on the road, also slow down the vehicles.

The road is the main outlet for flow of vehicular traffic to Jagadhri, Yamunanagar, Saharanpur, Haridwar and Dehradun.

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