Tribune News Service
Karnal, August 9
The location of the proposed eastern bypass is likely to be changed to provide direct connectivity to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical University, Karnal, in Kutail village with the National Highway-44 as well as with Indri road and Meerut road.
The district authorities have directed the officials of the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to work on Plan B, instead of Plan A. Earlier, the length of the project was 19.4 km and it was planned from Madhuban to Uchana after passing through Kunjpura, Meerut and Indri roads. Now, it may be of around 22 km and it will be between Bastara toll plaza and near Oasis Tourist Resort.
Earlier, a large portion of the project was planned along the augmentation canal and around 73 acres of land was to be acquired, but with the new proposal around 120 acres is expected to be obtained. The state government will bear 50 per cent of the land cost, which will be acquired, while the remaining 50 per cent will be borne by the Centre, said an official.
The NHAI officials have been asked to complete the drawing in 15 days and the work on the project may start by December after the approval from the district authorities. These changes are being made after a meeting of the district authorities with Gharaunda MLA Harvinder Kalyan and the NHAI officials two days back. “I have suggested providing direct connectivity to the medical university with the NH-44 as well as Indri and Meerut roads,” said Kalyan.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav said the NHAI officials had been asked to work on Plan B for providing benefits to maximum people.
Part of city’s outer ring road
- Eastern bypass is a long-pending project, which is a part of the outer ring road of the city
- Soon after assuming the charge, CM Manohar Lal Khattar had announced an outer ring road to decongest the city roads by constructing two bypasses -- eastern and western
- The previous government had also announced the same, but it remained only on papers
- The first phase of the western bypass has already opened for traffic
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