Upcoming infra projects attract traders to Majha - ECAS Punjab

Upcoming infra projects attract traders to Majha

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Ravi Dhaliwal

Tribune News Service

Gurdaspur, October 9

The eight-lane Delhi-Amritsar-Katra expressway, which will run through the heart of Majha, and the ongoing development works which were started in the wake of construction of the Kartarpur corridor, are among the major infrastructural projects which will act as a catalyst in spurring economic growth in the area. As a result, the prices of agricultural lands are likely to witness a surge.

Real estate prices may see upswing

  • At least four rail under-passes and an equal number of overbridges have been sanctioned which will connect mainland Gurdaspur to a cluster of 12 villages. Entrepreneurs said once the 3.6-km stretch of the narrow gauge rail track running through Pathankot city was elevated, real estate rates were bound to skyrocket.

A source said the 670-km-long expressway would lend Majha a new look, and open up the possibilities of industrial avenues. This also explains why prominent businessmen from other states have started viewing the area with a keen interest. The once famed industrial units of Batala, which had been dying a slow death due to an assortment of reasons, would get a major respite following the increased connectivity.

Moreover, the 66-km-long four-lane Rayya-Batala-Dera Baba Nanak highway will also act as a game changer. An amount of Rs 172 crore, which was released by the CM for Dera Baba Nanak when the corridor was conceptualised in 2018, is bearing fruit with several development projects seeing the light of day.

Besides, Cabinet Minister and local MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa has launched a world-class Sugarcane Research Institute and a degree college in Kalanaur.

At least four rail under-passes and an equal number of overbridges have been sanctioned which will connect mainland Gurdaspur to a cluster of 12 villages.

Entrepreneurs said once the 3.6-km stretch of the narrow gauge rail track running through Pathankot city was elevated, real estate rates were bound to skyrocket. "Even if 75 per cent of the projects fructify, industrialists are sure to view Majha as their El-Dorado," Randhawa said.



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