Six-lane Indian expressway to be built between Ludhiana and New Delhi
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
The Indian government has announced plans to build a six-lane expressway between Ludhiana in Punjab and New Delhi.
Road Transport and Highways Minister CP Joshi said the states of Delhi, Haryana and Punjab gave an in-principle approval for the construction of the 357km long expressway. The Delhi to Ludhiana stretch will be 266km, while a spur of 91km will be built to Chandigarh. Joshi further stated his Ministry will seek an approval from the Cabinet after the completion of a detailed project report. PwD Secretaries in those three states were already appointed as the nodal officers for the expressway project.
The works are estimated to cost about US$3.66 billion (INR 200bn) and the cost per km will be about $7.34 million, while $918,174 will be spent on land acquisition, Joshi added.