It will Now be a 4 Lane Road from Chandigarh to Manali | Cabinet Approves NHAI Project

Chandigarh- Manali distance is going to be reduced. Now, people of Chandigarh can travel to Manali in less time. Road Project in Himachal Pradesh has been recently approved by Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by PM (Prime Minister), Narendra Modi. With the reduction of travel time, travellers of Chandigarh- Manali will also get rid of traffic jams.

The project stretches from Pandon Bypass to Takoli section of NH-21. National Highway Authority of India has taken this progressive step by approving this much-awaited project that has a budget of 2776 crore and will promote easy travelling for residents as well as tourists visiting Himachal Pradesh.

Travel Chandigarh to Manali via Road in less time

It will benefit people to large extent as on completion of this project distance will be reduced by 38 kilometres and time-saving is estimated to be 3 hours.The Summer rush to hill stations will reduce due to this bifurcation. It is a positive indication as work on fifth sub-project has already started in Parwanoo which implies that project will be completed soon.

  • Kiratpur-Nerchowk
  • Nerchowk-Pandoh
  • Takoli-Kullu
  • Kullu- Manali

As the extension of the road indicates this project will prove to be a great boon for the residents and travellers of Kullu and Manali and further up to Leh. Tourists will get rid of long traffic jams that made their journey tiresome.

NHAI is also on the verge of execution of the four-laning of NH-22 from Parwanoo to Shimla (including Shimla Bypass). The length of this road is estimated to be 89.72 km and the expenditure will be above Rs 2700 crore.

Benefits of the Project

Not only the 4- laning of Roads in between Chandigarh will decrease the kilometres between the 2 cities, but it also adds many other benefits for the travellers and the local residents.

  • Employment will be generated for the local daily wagers, who help in construction work.
  • A total of 4076 people will be required for the 1 km construction of the highway.
  • It will also reduce the road accidents on the same path.
  • Approximately 77000 employment will be generated during the construction of Pandoh- Takoli road.

So get ready to enjoy your smooth ride in between Chandigarh to Manali in less time with all the safety, as soon as the construction of the Highway will be completed and opened for use of common people.


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