At Traffic Choking Townships, Bypass Roads To Be Constructed in Himachal

Shimla: For getting pass a traffic bottleneck on the highway to Kinnaur, the union minister of road transport and highways has approve a feasibility study for construction of Theog bypass in Shimla district.

Thakur Gulab Singh, the public works minister said that decks had been cleared for construction of the import bypass road and the government would soon invite tenders for preparing detailed project report for the important road.

The minister said that the proposed road would reduce the traffic pressure on the township and help fruit growers and commuters.

With many other townships also experiencing choking traffic points, the government was construction a Hamirpur bypass road at a cost of Rs 24 crore and a Palampur bypass road at a cost of Rs 5.35 crore, said the minister.

The ministry also intends to construct bypass roads for Sundernagar, Jogindernagar and Manali towns, the new alignments for which stand approved and detailed project reports are in the last sanction stage, he added.

For easing the traffic on the all important industrial road through Pinjore, Baddi, Nalagarh and Swarghat on National Highway 21 A, the union ministry of road transport and highways has sanctioned widening and strengthening of existing intermediate lane.

“A Rs 40.91 Cr amount has been sanctioned for widening of this stretch,” said Gulab Singh. Under the project, the 14 Kms stretch from Nalagarh to Panjera would include paved shoulder besides widening of the road, he added.

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