National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) announces that four-laned Kalka-Parwanoo highway would be open for public within a month.
In the NHAI written statement for Punjab and Haryana high court, project director, Anil Dahiya stated that due to the bad weather work was delayed and now expecting it to improve in next 7-10 days and added that remaining work regarding the safety of the road would be completed in another 15-20 days, following which the bypass would be opened.
The bypass was to be completed by December 2010. However, the deadline was shifted several times and taken to December 2011. The 11-kilometre bypass will begin near Mallah road, about 400 metres from Pinjore’s Yadvendra Garden, and would join the national highway near Timber Trail in Parwanoo passing through horticulture garden, Amar palace, Bitna village, Tipra village and Kamli village in Himachal Pradesh. It has a 5.5 km stretch in Haryana, while the remaining part is in HP. Officials say the bypass would have 15 bridges and five underpasses and is part of the Rs-600 crore Zirakpur-Parwanoo four-laning project taken up by NHAI.
With this bye-pass, commuters won’t have to travel through the towns of Pinjore, Kalka and Parwanoo, which prove to be bottlenecks at present. This stretch of the journey takes an hour and more to complete.