Shimla, February 24
The pace of work for construction of roads by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) has increased by four times in the past five months as 80 per cent of the issues obstructing work progress have been resolved.
The issues related to acquisition of land, forest clearance, shifting of electricity towers and poles and local issues of residents leading to protests were delaying the road construction work in the state that resulted in missing several deadlines for completion of projects.
The NHAI is executing work on five national highways in the state, namely Shimla – Kalka, Kirathpur- Manali, Shimla- Matour, Pathankot- Mandi and Pinjaur- Baddi- Nalagarh, with a length of 785 kms out of which 200 kms have been completed.
Video conferencing with various stakeholders, including deputy commissioner, project director NHAI, land acquisition officer, forest officer, executive engineer of state electricity board chaired by Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, has helped in resolving 80 per cent of issues and the pace of work has increased four times in the past five months, said Regional Officer (NHAI) Abdul Basit.
The meetings began in September 2021 and four meetings have been held till now. The meeting with all stakeholders helped in resolving issues besides addressing the grievances and expedited work. About 24 km of roads were constructed from September 2021 to January 2022 against 6.2 km roads constructed between April and August 2021, he added.
Don't MissView All
'Your remarks led to unfortunate incidents': SC slams Nupur Sharma, refuses her plea to club FIRs over anti-Prophet remarks
Says Nupur's remark were made either for cheap publicity, po...
The SC slammed Sharma saying her ‘loose tongue has set the c...
The state govt has reserved a sum of Rs 1,800 crore for givi...
Supreme Court to hear on July 11 plea of Shiv Sena seeking suspension of CM, rebel MLAs from Assembly
A vacation bench comprising Justices Surya Kant and JB Pardi...
Search on for missing 48 others