In North India, we have one state that has much potential in terms of development. Punjab has some of the best infrastructure in the nation. In this race between states of India in terms of infrastructure projects, Punjab is not behind other states. The government announced many mega projects in Punjab to ensure fast connectivity and better infrastructure development.
In this article, we will discuss detailed information about the future and upcoming mega projects in Punjab that will shape the development status of the state.
List of Top Future Upcoming Punjab Mega Projects 2024
1. Ludhiana Halwara International Airport
Shaheed Kartar Singh Sarabha International Airport, popularly known as Halwara Airport Ludhiana. It’s being built in Punjab’s Halwara. The Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA) has purchased around 161.27 acres of land to build the international airport. Airbus A320 and Boeing 737-700 planes will reside there. Since this is a significant project, every effort is made to finish it and open it as quickly as possible.
Ludhiana city is 32 miles away from the building location. Ludhiana is growing economically rapidly, and the new international airport is anticipated to further this progress. The cities nearby will benefit from the airport’s construction. This is due to it will offer improved connectivity to both major domestic and foreign locations. Due to a lack of international connectivity, several firms in Ludhiana and the neighboring areas are experiencing stagnation. Their development will probably pick up speed after the airport opens.
2. Amritsar Railway Station Redevelopment
The Amritsar Railway Station in Punjab is about to undergo a total makeover. Indian Railways is getting ready to give it an entirely new appearance. This station will now have top-notch amenities and many features similar to those found in airports.
The Public Private Partnership (PPP) model will be utilized to carry out the infrastructure project, with Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC) serving as the project leader.
At the station entrance, one can see distinctive and antiquated Sikh architecture. Additionally, a large lotus-shaped pond will be present. Rebuilding the station is expected to come with Rs 300 crore.
3. Mohali Bypass
The construction of a bypass between Zirakpur and Panchkula is now planned by NHAI. To begin this project, the central government has sent out a notification.
It will be connected to Sector 24-26 of Panchkula via dividing and then to Chandimandir and NH-5 from Airport Chowk on Zirakpur-Patiala Road. This bypass will also cross the Panchkula-Yamunanagar Highway (NH-344) in between.
This will make it simpler to travel from Delhi to Chandigarh, Haryana, and Himachal Pradesh. This 19-kilometer bypass will have a width of 200 feet. For this, Rs 800 crore will be used.
4. Amritsar Airport Expansion
Sri Guru Ramdas Ji International Airport development with a cost of Rs 300 crore, according to Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri. The integrated passenger terminal will be expanded with the use of Rs 240 crore of this money. The number of passengers departing from the airport will rise from 2.5 Million to 5.5 Million after this expansion.
Rs 60 crore has been approved for the construction of an apron, parking, and renovation of the current terminal building to give Amritsar Airport a more contemporary appearance.
5. Ludhiana Rupnagar Expressway
The 91-kilometer Ludhiana-Rupnagar Expressway, which connects Manewal village on the Delhi-Amritsar Expressway to Bhiora village near Rupnagar (Ropar) in Punjab, is a 4-6 lane access-controlled highway that is currently under construction by NHAI.
This greenfield expressway is being developed as part of the Bharatmala Project Phase 1 and will extend 19.5 km to Kharar.
6. Amritsar Jamnagar Expressway
The 1,257 km long and 4/6 lane wide Amritsar Jamnagar Motorway (NH-754) is located in northwest India. It is currently under construction. This motorway is being constructed as part of the Bharatmala initiative. Known by another name, the Amritsar-Jamnagar Economic Corridor (EC-3), this route will link the three main oil refineries at Bathinda, Barmer, and Jamnagar. It will be the first motorway in India. Moreover, it will only take a few minutes to travel the little distance between Ambala and Amritsar.
NHAI is building this 1,224-kilometer access-control greenfield highway project that links the state borders of Gujarat and Rajasthan with the Santalpur segment of NH-754A. The project is anticipated to cost a total of Rs 80,000 crore, including land acquisition, and be finished by September 2024. There would be a decrease in travel time from 26 hours to around 13 hours on the motorway, which includes the Kapurthala-Amritsar stretch. Additionally, the distance between Amritsar and Jamnagar will be shortened from 1,430 km to 1,316 km.
The remaining portion of this route, which is 915.85 km long, will be constructed by modernizing already-existing national highways. To expedite freight traffic and boost exports, construction on the line’s greenfield segment commenced in 2019.
7. Delhi Amritsar Katra Expressway
Under The Bharatmala Project, the Delhi Amritsar Katra Expressway is being constructed. Combining new and brownfield Expressway, it links the three states of Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, and Delhi. This 670-kilometre Expressway connects Katra, Jammu & Kashmir, with Bahadurgarh, Delhi.
It will travel through Delhi’s Bahadurgarh, Nakodar, and Gurdaspur before arriving in Katra, Jammu & Kashmir. It is divided into two pieces. National Expressway 5 spans 397 kilometers from Delhi to Nakodar. The second portion, National Expressway 5A, runs 99 km from Amritsar to Nakodar.
8. Jalandhar Ring Road
The Jalandhar Ring Road has been constructed from the village of Kang Sahbu on Nakodar Road. It will be roughly 50 kilometers long. The New Delhi-Jammu-Katra Expressway would split into two lanes for Amritsar and Jammu from the village near it.
9. Integrated Manufacturing Cluster, Patiala
Under the Amritsar Kolkata Industrial Corridor (AKIC), an Integrated Manufacturing Cluster (IMC) has been proposed for development at Rajpura-Patiala, Punjab.
The proposed IMC will benefit from multi-modal connectivity to the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor stations at Sir Hind, Sarai Banjara, and Rajpura (Ludhiana-Pilkhani section) through NH 44, given that the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC) is being built near NH 44 along the current Delhi-Amritsar BG Rail line.
10. Shahpur Kandi Hydro Electric Project
In the Pathankot district of Punjab, India, the proposed Shahpurkandi Dam is located on the Ravi River downstream of the existing Ranjit Sagar Dam.
After this project is finished, irrigation facilities will be provided for an additional 5,000 hectares of land in the state of Punjab and 32,173 hectares of land in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Punjab Upper Bari Doab Canal (UBDC) system covers 1.18 lakh hectares, and this project will help streamline irrigation facilities on that land. After the project is finished, Punjab will have the capacity to produce 206 MW of hydropower.
11. Pathankot Ajmer Expressway
The Pathankot-Ajmer Expressway is a six-lane, 600-kilometer in length. It links Rajasthan, Haryana, and Punjab’s tier 2 and 3 cities. The EC-8 Ludhiana-Ajmer Economic Corridor includes this expressway.
It will contribute to enhancing connections for business and other purposes. It will therefore encourage the growth of these growth corridors.
In 2008, the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal oversaw this project. The project is expected to cost around Rs. 8,000 crore.
12. Delhi Amritsar High-Speed Rail Corridor
This Delhi Amritsar High-Speed Rail Corridor will be 459 kilometers long in total. Once this high-speed corridor is built, it will take less time to get from Delhi to Amritsar.
The railway line will travel to Asoda, Rohtak, Jind, Kaithal, Sangrur, Malerkotla, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, and Amritsar, beginning in Delhi. On this line, 13 stations in all will be constructed. A new line will be constructed starting at Sangrur to link Chandigarh with the Delhi-Chandigarh-Amritsar bullet train route.
On this line, 13 stations will be Delhi, Asoda, Rohtak, Jind, Kaithal Sangrur, Malerkotla, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, and Amritsar stations would be included in this.
13. Kapurthala Medical College
The final design for the medical college that will be erected on around 12 acres along Kapurthala’s Circular Road has been decided upon.
There are 500 MBBS seats and 500 beds in this medical college. For the academic year 2023–2024, admission to this college has also been approved by the Medical Council.
14. Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor
One of The greatest rail infrastructure projects in India, the 1,839 km long Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC), was started in 2006.
It is a high-capacity, high-speed railway that was constructed using the latest rail technology specifically for the movement of commodities and goods.
This dedicated freight corridor starts from Dankuni in West Bengal to Sahnewal (Ludhiana) in Punjab.
15. Mehsana Bhatinda Gas Pipeline Project
The Mehsana-Bhatinda gas pipeline is roughly 1,650 km long overall. There are 47 km of gas pipelines in Gujarat, 1,334 km in Rajasthan, and 200 km in Haryana, And in Punjab, it is 66 kilometers long pipeline.
In the Mehsana Bathinda Gas Pipeline Sirohi, Jalore, Pali, Barmer, Ajmer, Jaipur, Sikar, Jhunjhunu, Churu, and Hanumangarh are all included. Gas will be distributed district-level through this pipeline, reaching industrial regions and associated industries.
16. Amritsar – Kolkata Industrial Corridor
Actions have been taken to build the eagerly anticipated Amritsar-Kolkata Industrial Corridor, a project of the Central Government, to support industry in the nation.
The central government has ordered the states to begin the process of acquiring land. Amritsar-Kolkata Industrial Corridor passes through Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, and West Bengal. Additionally, industrial centers will be built within 150 to 200 kilometers of the corridor that runs through every state.
So these are some Punjab mega projects that are currently making progress in the state. We hope that you get all the information about the Punjab mega projects 2024 that are happening in the state.
These mega projects will play a major role in the development of the state. These mega projects will benefit Punjab directly or indirectly. After the compilation of the projects, the state will benefit from major sectors like agriculture, industries, and services. The standard of living of the state’s people will rise.