Sangrur farmer ‘moves’ his dream house to make way for a highway: The Tribune India

Sangrur, August 20

After a house built in the fields hampered the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra highway project, Sukhwinder Singh Sukhi, a farmer from Roshanwala village in Sangrur district, moved his duplex house 250 feet from the existing site to facilitate the construction of the highway.

In 2017, while building the house of his dreams, the farmer never imagined that he would soon have to change its entire structure. However, an unexpected new highway construction left the farmer with no options and he had the unique idea of ​​moving the house instead of demolishing it.

Although Sukhi was offered compensation by the state government to remove the structure, instead of demolishing the house he decided to move its location.

Built at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore, the house is around 3,000 to 3,500 square feet in size and its work has been contracted to a private contractor, which has been going on for two months and will take another two months. It will cost around Rs 50 lakh.

The house has now become a center of attraction among local residents, who come to see this unique change.

Pardeep Singh from Krishanpura village said, “Previously we saw people lifting the height of the house but this is the first time this house has been moved from the place.”

Although you don’t often hear about moving structures, it is done in different parts of the world to preserve structures without disturbing an existing ecosystem.

The Delhi-Amritsar-Katra highway will be India’s longest highway passing through Haryana, Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir covering a distance of 668 km and costing over Rs 37,525 crore. This will reduce the travel time between Katra and Delhi by at least five to six hours. —TNS

Will cost Rs 50 lakh

Built at a cost of Rs 1.5 crore, the house is around 3,000 to 3,500 square feet in size and its work has been contracted to a private contractor, which has been going on for two months and will take another two months. It will cost around Rs 50 lakh.

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