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The National Highways Authority of India has approved the construction of the second phase of the Pathankot-Mandi four-lane project. The project was awarded to a Gurugram based firm, Gawar Construction Company, at an investment of ₹678 crore and land acquisition for it is in the final stage.
The width of the road will be between 35 metres and 60 metres, depending on land availability. A 2.5-km bypass will also be constructed at Rait to avoid the dislocation of the market and human settlements. The 219-km four-lane road is one of the strategic projects linking Pathankot with Leh, Ladakh and other forward areas.