A Punjab Farmer Is Moving His House 500 Feet For Highway Construction

by Shreya Ghosh
A Punjab Farmer Is Moving His House 500 Feet For Highway Construction

The Internet can surprise us in so many ways. Every day uncountable new exciting things occur all around the world and some facts really surprise us. Such is the story of Sukhwinder Singh Sukhi of Punjab. Sukhwinder Singh Sukhi is a farmer from Sangrur in the state of Punjab and he did something so unusual and out of the box that it became news overnight. He is moving his huge house to make a place to build the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway.

A Punjab Farmer Is Moving His House For Highway Construction

Sukhwinder Singh decided to move his 2-storey house 500 feet away from its main location to clear the way for the construction of an expressway. This shift is indeed a very different proposition as the farmer could have simply broken the house and built someplace else. He spent about ₹1.5 crores to build the 2-storey house on his field in Roshanwala village. The Punjab government offered compensation to him to knock down his home but he denied it. Rather, he chose to shift the structure 500 feet away. Sukhwinder Singh Sukhi said to ANI, ‘I’m shifting this house as it was coming in the way of the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway. I was offered compensation but didn’t want to build another house. I’ve spent around ₹1.5 Cr to build it. Right now it’s been moved by 250 feet.’

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The Work Process Is Undergoing Now

As per a report in the Tribune, a private contractor is working on this humongous shift. Many construction workers from Sangrur are working to shift the home of the Punjab farmer. As of now, they have been successful in shifting it 250 feet from the original location. They need to shift it more by 250 feet to move it 500 feet.

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They are working on the whole shifting process for the last 2 months and they are expecting to finish the rest by the upcoming 2 months. The construction workers are working at a pace to move the house 10 feet a day. It is costing about ₹50 lakh to shift the 2-storey house. Interestingly, many people are coming to the location to see how the construction is going.