Shimla, June 9
The Union government today approved 12 projects amounting to Rs 194.58 crore under Central Road and Infrastructure Fund (CRIF) scheme for the state.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur, during his visit to Delhi two days back, had raised the issue before Union Minister for Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari. Thakur thanked the Centre for granting approval for these ambitious projects.
“Roads are lifeline of hilly areas and are vital for development and make crucial contribution towards the economic development and growth of the state,” he remarked.
The approved projects include Rs 16.62-crore bridge over Markanda river in Sirmaur district, Rs 22.82 crore bridge over Beas at Kothipattan on Dharampur Sandhole road in Mandi district, Rs 10.07 crore bridge over Markanda river on Moginand to Suketi road in Sirmaur district, Rs 8.39 crore project for widening of Ara Chowk to Jourbar road in Kangra district, Rs 14.60 crore for double lane pre-bridge with footpath over Beas at Thalout in Mandi district and Rs 21.03 crore for widening of Parour Dheera Naura road in Kangra district.
He said approval of Rs 15.56 crore was for widening of Karchham-Sangla-Chhitkul road in Kinnaur, Rs 31.63 crore for improvement of Alampur-Harsipattan road in Kangra, Rs 32.66 crore for improvement of Sujanpur to Hamirpur road in Hamirpur , Rs 8.03 crore bridge over Bekhli Khud at Lambathach in Mandi, Rs 8.37 crore for construction of a steel bridge in Shimla district and Rs 4.80 crore for construction of bridge over Sarotha Nallah on Chamba Sahoo Kiri road in Chamba district. — TNS
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