New Delhi, 10th Dec 2013:– The stretch of National Highways (NH-1) between Shambhu and Amritsar falls in the jurisdiction of two projects namely Panipat to Jalandhar and Jalandhar to Amritsar.
The 6-laning work from Panipat to Jalandhar is standstill because of litigation raised by the Concessionaire on the issue of shifting of Toll Plazas and the matter is sub-judice in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
The 4-laning work from Jalandhar to Amritsar has been completed except for 20km stretch (Bidipur-Dhilwan). The 4-laning work for this 20km stretch has been awarded recently.
This was stated by Shri Sarvey Sathyanarayana, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in reply to a question in Lok Sabha.