Work on 91 km road upgradation to be undertaken under World Bank's fund
The project envisages upgradation of major roads
The World Bank has approved $82 million (Rs 585 crore) for the State Roads Transformation Project (HPSRTP) for Himachal Pradesh.
The project envisages upgradation of major roads as well as modernisation of the department. Works of 45 km Barotiwala-Baddi-Sain-Ramshehar; 14.5 km Dadol-Ladraurr road; 28 km Mandi- Riwalsar-Kalkhar; and 3.5 km Raghunathpura-Mandi-Harpura-Bharari will be undertaken with first tranche of project funds.
A target of construction of 900 km road length was fixed for the year 2019-20 but only 800 km was achieved as works were halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak and subsequent lockdown.
Also, construction of 4,960 km roads has been fixed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna (PMGSY) for the year 2020-21 for which financial allocation of Rs 1,666 crore had been made.