A shorter route beginning at the Sector 47/48 crossroads on the Chandigarh-Mohali border has already received in-principle clearance from Punjab Governor/UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit.The Mohali administration has proposed using the existing Jagatpura road after widening it in place of the proposed shorter route to Shaheed Bhagat Singh International Airport.
A shorter route beginning at the Sector 47/48 crossroads on the Chandigarh-Mohali border has already received in-principle clearance from Punjab Governor/UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit.
At the moment, commuters must make the entire trip to the T-intersection at the Indian School of Business, pass the Bawa White House, turn left towards Airport Chowk, and then turn left again towards the airport (see map).
The UT administration responded to Mohali’s plan by saying it would be opposed because the Jagatpura route is so congested. “We have been conducting discussions for a shorter path for more than two years. There is limited room for enlarging the road that they (Mohali) are proposing. We won’t accept this idea since the security of those traveling to the airport cannot be compromised, according to a senior UT official.
The estimate for widening the Jagatpura road, which totals about 1.1 crore, has already been produced, according to Mohali deputy commissioner Aashika Jain. Additionally, because the road is located a good distance from the airport border, the Indian Air Force has no issues with it. She stated that an affidavit required for the road would be submitted to the Punjab and Haryana high court. There will be a 3 km reduction in the distance from the major road (Sector 48) to the airport.
can reduce purchase costs
The deputy commissioners of Chandigarh and Mohali, as well as assistant solicitor general Satya Pal Jain, had physically verified the land selected for the proposed shorter route in August of this year. Jain had recommended using the current road through the villages of Jagatpura and Kandala rather than purchasing more land to build a shorter route. Land purchase might take up to two years and be highly expensive, according to Jain. He had stated that it would be more cost-effective to widen the Jagatpura road for one-way traffic, allowing people to drive to the airport and enabling returns via Airport Road.
Officials from the Chandigarh administration and the Punjab government were instructed to hold a joint meeting and move the project along by the Punjab and Haryana high court on August 18. Satya Pal Jain, an additional solicitor general, was to preside over the meeting.
GMADA will start working in mid-November.
Construction on a new, quicker route to the airport via Sector 66-A, being developed by the Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), is scheduled to start in the middle of November this year.
One of the most important elements of the Mohali Master Plan is the 164-foot-wide road. Instead of taking the lengthier route via Airport Road, commuters from Chandigarh and Mohali would be able to take the path that passes in front of Bawa White House to get to the airport. This will thus cut the distance from Tribune Chowk in Chandigarh to the airport in Mohali by more than 5 kilometers.
According to a senior GMADA officer, administrative permission should come in about a week. Once the bids have been accepted, work is expected to start in the middle of November. The officer estimated that this program will cost about 50 crore.
The present Airport Road will experience less traffic congestion thanks to the new road. Passengers going to the airport from far-off places like Rajpura, Patiala, and Ludhiana will particularly benefit from it. Tejinder Singh Bhatia, managing director of Aeropolis City, Sector 66-A, added that the road running through the area will improve connectivity to IT City and Aeropolis City.
Source- Hindustan times