Finally the pain what Pinjore Traffic sufferes used to face everyday, would vanish forever because in order to resort it up Nitin Gadkari is coming to Chandigarh for official inaugration of Pinjore-Baddi Road on coming this week.
After almost 10 years of land acquisition, the work on the 4-lane Pinjore-Baddi bypass near HMT will start formally from May 1.
Once laid, the 7.7-kilometre road will help thousands of daily commuters get to Himachal Pradesh’s industrial town of Baddi quicker. Union minister of road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari will inaugurate the construction project at Sukhomajri village near HMT on the Panchkula-Shimla national highway. The job will finish is about two years.
Nearly 25,000 vehicles, including overloaded trucks use the PinjoreBaddi road every day. The bypass will ease this congestion. About 70 %traffic on the Pinjore-Kalka road is towards Baddi, and stuck in the Pinjore market’s narrow street for hours.
For the bypass, the Haryana government invoked emergency provisions to acquire about 250 acres spread over five villages–Rajipur, Manikur Nanakchand, Manikpur Thakardas, Lohgarh, and Dhamala. The project was stuck in central clearances and even a public-interest petition in the Punjab and Haryana high court in 2014 to get it moving failed to convince the latter to intervene in the “administrative domain”.
On August 31, 2016, Haryana PWD (public works department) minister Rao Narbir Singh made a statement in the state assembly the project might start in November 2016.
It was now deferred because Union minister Gadkari was unavailable for inauguration. On Saturday , the state and central teams visited to prepare for the May 1inauguration of the 4-lane Pinjore-Baddi bypass work.Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar will be present with Gadkari. The land has been cleared of structures and trees to facilitate the bringing in of construction material. The Haryana PWD department has sent a cost estimate of Rs 147 crore to the ministry but the work might just require Rs 100 crore.