The Union transport ministry has approved ₹1,500-crore ring road project in Ambala. For the construction of this new project, the ministry has marked 41 villages in Ambala and nine in Mohali, Punjab. The proposed highway will cover 10 villages in Ambala, 29 in Cantonment, two in Saha and nine in Dera Bassi, Mohali in Punjab. Project Director, NHAI Ambala, Virender Singh, informed that the land acquisition process is all set to start shortly for the 40-km long ring road stretching across 177.75 hectares of land and connecting five national highways and will work as a bypass to ease traffic congestion in the twin city. Vehicles coming from Hisar, Chandigarh, Amritsar, bound for Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Uttarakhand or Himachal, will have an option to bypass Ambala. Similarly, traffic from Delhi or Yamunanagar going towards Punjab or Chandigarh need not enter urban areas of Cantt and City. The ring road will start from NH-152 (Ambala-Chandigarh Highway) and link with NH-72 (Ambala-Roorkee Highway, now NH-344) and further, it will lead to NH-444A (Ambala-Saha Highway) that will link with NH-44 (Delhi-Amritsar highway or GT Road). And then, the GT Road will finally connect with NH-65 (Ambala-Hisar Highway).
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