Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday wrote to Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari seeking expeditious approval for the revised alignment option for the proposed Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway.
In a letter to Gadkari, the Chief Minister said that after reconsidering the entire matter, the state government had approved the alignment option, starting from Amritsar and going straight up to International Airport, New Delhi, along with only one spur connecting the important religious place of Dera Baba Nanak.
He urged Gadkari that the same may be considered by his Ministry for the state of Punjab.
It may be recalled that, following a meeting with Gadkari on July 29, 2017, the state Government had submitted a comprehensive proposal regarding the alignment of proposed Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway to National Highways Authority of India on January 20, 2018.
It had proposed alignment option starting from Amritsar and going straight up to International Airport, New Delhi, along with spurs connecting various important religious and economic centers such as Dera Baba Nanak, Qadian, Attari Border, Gandiwind, Tarn Taran, Goindwal Sahib, Makhu, Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Ludhiana, Malerkotla, Sri Muktsar Sahib, Talwandi Sabo, Patiala, Moonak, etc.
The new alignment proposal approved by the state government is, however, limited to only one spur.>