Himachal fails to complete vital road in 33 years

Shimla: Thirty-three years in the making, a vital 67 Km road that would provide a shorter access in Satluj River valley basin remains incomplete, the Himachal assembly was informed today.

Started in 1979-80, only 45 Kms of the 67 Km long Tattapani-Salapar road has been completed,” Gulab Singh Thakur, public works minister let the Vidhan Sabha know in a written reply.

“Completion of the remaining part of the road would depend upon acquisition of the forest land involved and funding approval from NABARD, the apex rural bank,” the minister stated.

The road under construction for 33 years intends to provide a shorter route from Tattapani, a township known for hot water springs, with Kol Dam area and Salapar, where Bhakra Beas Management Board’s 900 MW Dehar power house is located.

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As Editor, Ravinder Makhaik leads a team of media professionals at Hill Post. Spanning a career of over two decades in mass communication, as a Documentary Filmmaker, TV journalist, Print Media journalist and with Online & Social Media, he brings with him a vast experience. He lives in Shimla.

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