Gadkari reveals Rs 4,000cr highway projects in Himachal Pradesh

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of National Highway projects and a Ropeway project worth Rs. 4,000 crore in Himachal Pradesh. The event in Shimla was attended by BJP President J P Nadda, Union Minister Anurag Thakur, and others.

The inaugurated projects include Theog bypass on Devrighat-Premghat, a bridge on Kalruhi section, and the Dhaliyara bridge in Kangra district. The foundation stones were laid for road construction projects including a cable stay bridge and a 2 km bridge to Bijli Mahadev Temple in Kullu.

Additional projects include a ropeway, slope protection works on NH 22, an artificial tunnel on NH 5, and a 2-lane RUB on NH 503. These projects aim to improve connectivity and reduce distances in the region, benefiting areas like Tauni Devi and Sarkaghat.

The projects will enhance connectivity to Darlaghat Cement Factory and AIIMS Bilaspur, along with providing all-weather connectivity to pilgrims visiting Bijli Mahadev. The construction work will also address landslide issues, making travel safe and easy on hilly roads in the state.

The completion of these projects will not only reduce travel time but also improve the overall infrastructure and connectivity in Himachal Pradesh. The efforts aim at boosting the economic and social development of the state, benefiting both residents and tourists.


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