Manish Tewari meets Nitin Gadkari, demands completion of Banga-Anandpur Sahib road in Punjab : The Tribune India

Join Whatsapp Channel

Manish Tewari meets Nitin Gadkari, demands completion of Banga-Anandpur Sahib road in Punjab

Said the road connects two of the holiest places in Sikh religion-- Sri Harminder Sahib and Sri Anandpur Sahib

Manish Tewari meets Nitin Gadkari, demands completion of Banga-Anandpur Sahib road in Punjab

Congress MP Manish Tewari. ANI Photo



ANI

New Delhi, February 10

Congress MP Manish Tewari called upon Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and reiterated the demand for the completion of the Banga-Anandpur Sahib Road in Punjab as a National Highways project.

Tewari is the MP from Sri Anandpur Sahib constituency in Punjab.

Tewari reminded Gadkari that he had accorded in-principle approval to upgrade the Banga-Sri Anandpur Sahib Road to a National Highway. The Congress leader handed over a letter to Gadkari regarding the matter.

"In February 2019, you laid the foundation stone of this project which was supposed to cost Rs 581 crores. Unfortunately, since 2019, the project has been hanging fire and there has been absolutely no progress in bringing it to any fruition," Tewari said.

The Congress MP said the Banga-Sri Anandpur Sahib road connects two of the holiest places in the Sikh Religion-- Sri Harminder Sahib and Sri Anandpur Sahib.

There are many foreign tourists and even domestic tourists who regularly visit both these shrines and then go on to visit the Naina Devi, which is situated in Himachal Pradesh.

"I would be grateful if this road is adopted as a National Highway under the Bharat Mala Tour Scheme or under any other relevant scheme of the Central Government and this project is taken up on an urgent basis and brought to fruition," Tewari said.

"It would not be remiss to point out that this particular road has a very special place in the entire historiography and culture of Punjab. Therefore, it is imperative that this road must be taken up as a national highway and completed at the earliest," he added.    

#Anandpur Sahib #Congress #Nitin Gadkari #Sikhs


Top News

8 burnt to death as bus carrying devotees from Punjab catches fire near Haryans’a Nuh

9 burnt to death as bus carrying devotees from Punjab catches fire near Tauru in Haryana

Devotees were returning from pilgrimage to Mathura and Vrind...

AAP releases Swati Maliwal's new video walking out of Arvind Kejriwal's residence

AAP releases new video showing Swati Maliwal walking out of Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal's residence

Swati Maliwal said that her clothes were torn, and she recei...

Amid Swati Maliwal row, AAP MP Raghav Chadha arrives at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s residence

Amid Swati Maliwal row, AAP MP Raghav Chadha arrives at Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s residence

Chadha, a close aide of CM Kejriwal, had gone to the UK for ...

4 law students killed as their speeding SUV crashes near university in Patiala

Girl among 4 law students killed as their speeding SUV crashes near university in Punjab's Patiala

The impact of the collision was so intense that police had t...


Cities

View All