Shimlaशिमला   No. 323/2024-PUB 6th June 2024

CM reviews ongoing road projects

CM reviews ongoing road projects

           

 

 

Expedite projects to meet timeline while ensuring quality: CM

 

 

Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu here today reviewed the various ongoing road projects of four lanes and other roads being constructed by National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Ministry of Surface Transport and State Public Works Department in the State. He directed the departments to expedite the ongoing projects to meet the established timelines while ensuring quality in construction works.

He directed the NHAI authorities to fully develop the Shimla-Matour and Mandi-Pathankot roads into four lanes to facilitate the smooth travel for commuters. He said that the State Government is developing Kangra district as the Tourism Capital of the State and both the four lane would be significant in bolstering the tourism activities. He stressed on enhancing aesthetic appeal of both the four lanes and emphasized on construction of tunnels to minimize unnecessary cutting of hills. He said that after the completion of four lane projects, the commuters will get monetary and time saving benefits. He said that construction work of Shimla-Nauni road segment will commence after the ensuing monsoon and is expected to be completed by September, 2026.

Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said that construction work of Pinjore-Nalagarh-Baddi four lane would be speeded up to benefit the industries in these areas and directed to complete this project by the end of 2025. He also reviewed the Shimla Bypass project, Shimla-Solan four lane, widening and strengthening of Mandi-Hamirpur and Paonta-Shillai roads. He assured full cooperation from the State Government in ensuring the timely completion of these projects.

Public Works Minister Vikramaditya Singh, Chief Secretary Prabodh Saxena, Additional Chief Secretary Onkar Chand Sharma, Principal Secretaries Devesh Kumar and Amandeep Garg, Secretary to Chief Minister Rakesh Kanwar, Regional Officer of NHAI Abdul Basit and Engineer-in-Chief PWD N.P. Singh and other senior officers also attended the meeting.

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