In the presence of Union Food Processing Industries Minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal, the deputy CM put forth demands of the state and for declaring Guru Gobind Singh Marg from Sri Anandpur Sahib to Sri Abchal Nagar Hazoor Sahib Nanded (Maharashtra) as national highway.
    
He pointed out that out of total length of 3,080.47 km, about 1,469 km has already been declared as national highway whereas the remaining 1,611 kms is yet to be declared as such.
    
A Punjab government statement claimed that Gadkari accepted the demand and gave his green signal to declare 880 km length of GGS Marg as national highways and assured that
rest would be taken up soon.
    
Badal also sought speedy approval of four- and six-laning of Chandigarh-Kharar-Ludhiana road project of NH-95 where land has been acquired and necessary clearances are in place.
    
Heeding this demand, Union Minister asked the officers to grant approval within one month to the project. He also gave directions to the NHAI to get approval of Rupnagar-Phagwara road project at the earliest.

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