NHAI awards contract for 4/6 Laning of Kharar-Ludhiana Section of NH-95

The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has issued Letter of Award (LOA) for development of following National Highway section in the state of Punjab under NHDP Phase-V:

NH No. Section Length Total Capital Cost (Crore) Concessionaire’s Name
95 (new NH-5) 4/6 laning of Kharar-Ludhiana section 76 km Rs. 2,070 crore M/s Ashoka Concessions Ltd.

Development of 76 km long Kharar-Ludhiana section involves 6-laning of 54 km and 4-laning of 22 km of National Highways.  The project National Highway-5 starts at Kharar town, passes through Morinda bypass, Khamanno town, proposed Samrala bypass and terminates at Ludhiana.  It will improve connectivity and faster movement of traffic from Industrial hub of Ludhiana to Chandigarh and other parts of North India.  The project shall also provide alternate connectivity of Chandigarh to NHAI-1, as well as for the traffic from South-West Punjab to the Chandigarh city.

The project will have 2 Major Bridges, 6 Minor Bridges, 8 Flyovers, 6 Vehicular Underpasses, 10 Pedestrian Underpasses, 126 Culverts, 46 km long Service Lane, 9 Major Junctions, 253 Minor Junctions and 8 km long bypass at Samrala.

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