In Himachal Pradesh, a road project, which was earlier awarded to a Chinese firm Longjian Road and Bridge Company, has been re-allotted to another company. The road project has been funded by the World Bank, officials concerned said in Shimla on September 30. The project is likely to be completed in two years.
The Rs 321 crore project for widening 80-km-long road in Shimla district has been awarded to C and C Constructions and work would commence this year, the State Public Works Department (PWD) said. At present, the bumpy 80-km-long Theog-Kotkhai-Hatkoti-Rohru stretch is a motorist's nightmare.
It is the lifeline for Shimla's prominent apple belt and carries out annual apple business worth Rs 1,000 crore.