Himachal Pradesh: Nitin Gadkari to Lay Foundation Stones for Seven Highway Projects in Kangra on February 24

Union Minister for Road Transport & Highways Nitin Gadkari will lay the foundation stones for seven National Highway projects worth over Rs 4419 crore in Himachal Pradesh’s Kangra on Sunday. He will be accompanied by Chief Minister Jairam Thakur, Union Minister J P Nadda and former Chief Minister Shanta Kumar.

The projects include four-laning of 37.03 km long Punjab-Himachal Pradesh Border to Sihuni section of NH-154, construction of 109.45 km long Hamirpur-Mandi section of NH-70, construction of 104.6 km long Paonta Sahib –Guma-Feduzpul section of NH-707, construction of 15.75 km long Una to Bhiroo section of NH-503A, construction of 23.105 km long Mataur-Dharamshala-Mcleodganj section of NH-503, four-laning of 7 km long Paonta Sahib Town section of NH-7 and construction of retaining wall and installation of crash barriers on 94 km long Sainj-Luhri-Anni-Jalori-Banjar-Aut section of NH-305.

These projects are likely to benefit the local populace by way of increased tourism, enhanced economic activity, reduced travel time, beautification of highways, safe journey and employment and all-weather roads.