Chief Minister meets Nitin Gadkari
Discusses ongoing NHAI projects in Himachal
Chief Minister, Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu, met Union Minister for Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, at New Delhi today and held deliberations on various issues of the State, especially about the ongoing four-lane projects being operated by National Highway Authorities of India (NHAI) and other National Highways of the state.
The Chief Minister urged the Union Minister to speed up four-lane projects especially Kiratpur-Manali, Parwanoo-Shimla, Chakki-Mataur-Shimla and Nalagarh- Swarghat highways so that it could be completed in stipulated time. Besides this, the Chief Minister also advocated for construction of flyovers to ease traffic congestion besides reducing distance and saving time of commuters.
He also advocated for releasing funds for the repair work of National Highways keeping in view the tourism season approaching soon. As bulk of tourists love to drive, the condition of roads needs to be improved, he urged. Various issues pertaining to other centrally funded schemes being executed in the state were discussed in length.
The Chief Minister said that the Union Minister has assured of all the possible assistance and co-operation on the issues raised. Sh. Sukhu thanked the Union Minister for his generous approach towards the hilly state and invited him to visit the State.