National Highway 334B between Uttar Pradesh and Haryana to be completed by January 2022

Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari on Sunday said that the National Highway 334B, which starts from Baghpat near the UP-Haryana border and ends at Rohna in Haryana, is scheduled to be completed by next month (January 2022).

“NH-334B nears completion with 93% progress and is targeted for early completion by 3 months in January 2022,” he wrote on Twitter.

NH-334B, which is a spur road of National Highway 34 and crosses Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, is expected to provide seamless connectivity from UP to Rajasthan via Haryana, ensuring that users can bypass Delhi traffic .

Noting that National Highways are growing at an unprecedented pace under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he said that NH-334B also crosses NH-44 giving direct access to commuters between Chandigarh and Delhi.

The distance between Chandigarh and Delhi is around 245 kms and the road journey takes around 5-6 hours, but this time around the new highway is expected to be even shorter.

Since the harsh development of highways also leads to deforestation in the designated area, Gadkari recently told in a written reply in Rajya Sabha that the government is compensating for the loss by planting trees.

The right of way acquired by the ministry in the development of national highways includes felling of trees. However, it is ensured that at least tree felling is done for widening the existing national highways,” he said, adding, “To compensate for the ecological loss, plantation along the middle and road side is done by the contractor as a radius.” is being done in under agreement or by way of deposit work through the Forest Department”.

A total of 55.10 lakh saplings have been planted in 94 projects completed till March 2021.

In addition, in addition to compensatory afforestation carried out by the Forest Department for statutory compliance under FCA 1980 and local laws, plantation works are also being carried out through competitive bidding by private agencies and NGOs.

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