The central government has approved a four-lane Phagwara-Hoshiarpur 48-km long road project under the Bharatmala Pariyojana scheme entailing an investment of ₹1,553 crore with completion period of two years. The project is to be executed on Hybrid Annuity Model. It will reduce travel time from an hour to just 30 minutes. The 4-lane national highway (NH 344B) will crisscross Jalandhar, Kapurthala, SBS Nagar & Hoshiarpur, districts in Punjab. This corridor starts from NH-44 near Jamalpur (Phagwara) and ends at NH-503A at Hoshiarpur.
After completion, it would also provide faster connectivity between NH-44 and NH-503A (Amritsar–Tanda–Una). The development of this section will overall improve the movement along the existing highway, ensuring smooth and safe traffic flow, drastically reducing the travel time and will result in substantial gains in terms of reduced Vehicle Operating Cost (VOC). The project would boost the infrastructure in the region, which would ultimately lead to overall economic development in the surrounding areas.