27 Feb 2019
Himachal Pradesh gets seven national highway projects worth Rs 44.19 bn
Foundation stones for seven national highway projects have been reportedly laid by Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Shipping and Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari in Himachal Pradesh.
Seven national highway projects worth over Rs 44.19 billion have been reportedly launched in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh. The projects aim to benefit the local population, besides boosting tourism and generating employment opportunities.
The projects include four-laning of 37.03 km-long Punjab-Himachal Pradesh Border to Sihuni section of NH-154 at a cost of Rs 15.729 billion, construction of 104.6 km long Paonta Sahib – Guma-Feduzpul section of NH-707 at a cost of Rs 13.56 billion, construction of 109.45 km-long Hamirpur-Mandi section of NH-70 at a cost of Rs 13.34 billion, construction of 15.75 km-long Una to Bhiroo section of NH-503A at a cost of Rs 510.9 million, construction of 23.105 km-long Mataur-Dharamshala-Mcleodganj section of NH-503 at a cost of Rs 461.3 million, four-laning of 7 km-long Paonta Sahib Town section of NH-7 at a cost of Rs 300 million, and construction of retaining wall and installation of crash barriers on 94 km-long Sainj-Luhri-Anni-Jalori-Banjar-Aut section of NH-305 at a cost of Rs 290.7 million.