NHAI has fast tracked work for the Ambala ring road for which it has recently released ₹150 crore for land compensation for the project to be executed at an investment of ₹1,500 crore. The project is coming up under the Bharatmala Pariyojana Phase 1, the 39-km ring road will connect five national highways in Ambala district and will help ease traffic congestion in the twin Ambala cities by serving as an alternative route for vehicles headed to Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
As per the plan, the ring road will start near Sadopur village on NH-152, Ambala-Chandigarh highway and will link with NH-72 (Ambala-Roorkee highway, now NH 344) at Handesra village. Similarly, the ring road from NH-72 will connect with NH-444A, Ambala-Saha highway at Khudda Kalan and further be linked with NH-44 Delhi-Amritsar highway or GT Road at Mohra village. The GT Road will get connected with NH-65 Ambala-Hisar highway at Balana village in Ambala City. State home minister and Ambala Cantt MLA Anil Vij already declared that the state government will bear 50% of the project cost, NHAI said in an official statement.