Shimla-Matour road to be 2-lane highway

Shimla-Matour road to be 2-lane highway

The Shimla to Matour four-lane highway may have bottlenecks as it will be constructed as a two-lane highway on some of the stretches by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). - File photo

Our Correspondent

Hamirpur, March 13

The Shimla to Matour four-lane highway may have bottlenecks as it will be constructed as a two-lane highway on some of the stretches by the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

According to sources, the NHAI has directed its executing division here to plan the construction.

The four-lane highway was announced by then Minister of Surface Transport Nitin Gadkari in 2016. The new proposal would defeat the basic plan to have an express highway between the two capitals of the state Shimla and Dharamsala.

The proposed highway would reduce the distance between Shimla and Matour by 45km and travelling time by two hours. But the proposed bottlenecks would not only make it more accident prone but also affect smooth flow of traffic. Sources also revealed

that it was yet to be decided that how much land would be acquired for the narrow portions.

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