online living India news: In a move that will help ease traffic bottlenecks at city’s entry points to a certain extent, the state governments of Punjab and Haryana have accorded an approval to the construction of an outer ring road between Sector 20, Panchkula, and Peer Muchalla, Punjab.

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The decision was taken at the 4th meeting of the high-level committee of Haryana, Punjab, and Chandigarh regarding Integrated Planning and Development of Chandigarh Region. Haryana Chief Secretary DS Dhesi, Punjab Chief Secretary Karan Avtar Singh and Adviser to the UT Administrator Parimal Rai attended the meeting.Haryana and Punjab have agreed to construct a 700-meter road between Sector 20, Panchkula, and Peer Muchalla, Punjab, and construct a bridge on Ghaggar river to facilitate traffic coming from Sectors 25 and 26, Panchkula.

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Besides, an agreement has also been reached on the construction of a southern ring road in the areas of Haryana and Punjab falling in Chandigarh. The states governments and UT administration also agreed to construct an alternative road for Chandigarh International Airport.

At present, the National Highway passing though Sector 29/31/Industrial Area Phase I/ Industrial Area Phase II roundabout is the lone direct road connecting Chandigarh to the international airport, which is 19 km away from Sector 17 Inter-State Bus Terminal (ISBT). The Chandigarh administration has been laying stress on improving connectivity with the airport

A technical survey will be conducted for this alternative road.

Various issues of regional importance for the overall development of the Tricity were also discussed during the meeting. An agreement was reached on updating the comprehensive mobility plan of the Tricity by the Chandigarh administration, and participation of Haryana and Punjab in the final proposal. Discussions were also held on ensuring seamless connectivity between Chandigarh, Haryana, and Punjab.

Article by
Ramish Naqvi

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