Press Reporter News Service
Solan, June 1
The Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) on Could 28 invited tenders for the widening of the 31-km Pinjore-Nalagarh stretch of the Nationwide Freeway No.105 to 4 lanes. Solely 17.37 km of the freeway lies in Himachal whereas the remaining is in Haryana. The bids can be opened on July 13.
The tender worth has been pegged at Rs 731.67 crore and as soon as allotted, the mission is to be accomplished inside 910 days. The method to accumulate land is underway and compensation for buildings acquired can be being disbursed, mentioned NHAI Regional Officer GS Sangha.
“Round 400 of 649 acquired buildings have been evaluated until now and the method to guage the remaining ones is underway. A compensation of Rs 26.71 crore has been paid for the buildings acquired at 13 villages of Saraj Majra Lanana, Kishanpura, Manpura, Belikhol, Dhana, Khera Chak, Juddy Khurd, Tahi Wala, Khera Nihla, Rakh Ram Singh, Dadi Bhola, Nalka and Kirpalpur on Could 25. These buildings can be dismantled for the highway mission. Apart from, Rs 172 crore has been disbursed for the land acquired,” mentioned Mahinder Pal, SDM, Nalagarh.
As per the mission design, 22 bridges and 5 flyovers can be constructed on the freeway. Permitted by the Union Ministry of Street Transport and Highways in 2014, the mission has confronted a number of obstacles, together with the excessive price of compensation.
The four-lane freeway can be 39 metres broad and a pair of,190 timber can be axed for the aim. Initially, a 45-metre broad freeway was to be constructed however the width was lowered to 39 metres final yr to deliver down the price of land acquisition.
The mission, which has been hanging fireplace for years, can be lastly initiated now, as main impediments have been cleared. “1000’s of autos, together with multi-axle vans, carrying industrial items, use this freeway every day. Frequent accidents trigger lack of human lives and the highway widening will put an finish to this,” mentioned Sanjay Khurana, president, Baddi Barotiwala Nalagarh Industries Affiliation.
The excessive price of land acquisition was a significant stumbling block within the mission. The NHAI had refused to fund the mission, as the price of land was a lot larger than the price of the buildings to be razed to widen the highway.