Construction on the Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur-Chintpurni Road is scheduled to begin on April 1, according to Punjab Revenue Minister Bram Shanker Jimpa. The state CM Bhagwant Mann has allocated ₹13.74 crore for the project, and the state government has already floated tenders for the same.
Once the project is completed, it will benefit the people of the Doaba area, including Hoshiarpur, who have been unhappy with the poor condition of the road. The minister noted that many lives have been lost due to accidents on the road, which is used by commuters traveling to pilgrimage places like Mata Jawala ji, Mata Chamunda Devi ji, Mata Chintapurni ji, and other temples in neighboring Himachal Pradesh. Additionally, tourists from across the country and abroad also pass through Hoshiarpur enroute to popular destinations like Dharamsala and McLeod Ganj in Himachal Pradesh.
The Jalandhar-Hoshiarpur-Chintpurni Road stretches for 39 km, with 14 km falling in Jalandhar and the remaining 25 km in Hoshiarpur district of Punjab.