In a major jolt to the Himachal Pradesh Government’s effort to have mega cement plants, the state high court has quashed the environmental clearance given to Grasim India’s proposed Rs 1,200 crore cement unit at Sundernagar in Mandi district.
In Delhi, a project of concrete road for internal lanes of the Sector-II, DIZ area, Gole Market at MS Flats-Peshwa Road and J-Block, Mandir Marg was inaugurated by the Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. The work of DIZ Sector-II has begun and will be completed by May, 2014.
The Chandigarh-Mandi-Manali National Highway will soon be upgraded to four lane, Himachal Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh has announced. Singh, who announced the decision while presiding over the review meeting of Public Works Department (PWD), said that National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) will undertake the construction work in the NH 21.
Under the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), the Punjab mandi board has initiated the process to upgrade the Shahkot-Punia link road. A road stretch of 10.25-km is being upgraded under the scheme and widened to 33 feet from existing 22 feet.
In Himachal Pradesh, five satellite townships would be developed under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). The State government is keen to establish the proposed five new integrated townships at Shimla, Solan, Mandi, Hamirpur and Dharamshala.