By Accommodation Times Bureau
Union Minister of Shipping, Road, Transport and Highways, Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Nitin Gadkari laid foundation stones of various National Highway Projects for State worth Rs 4459.24 crore at Gaggal in Kangra district on Sunday.
Gadkari laid the foundation stone of four laning work of 37.05 km Punjab-Himachal Border to Sihuni section of National Highway No. 154 to be completed at a cost of Rs 1572.90 crore.
Minister also laid the foundation stone of 104.60 km section of Paonta Sahib-Gumma-Feduzpul section of National Highway No. 707 to be constructed by spending an amount of Rs 1356 crore.
Foundation stone of 109.75 km section Hamirpur-Mandi of National Highway No.70 to be completed by spending Rs1334 crore and of 15.75 km Una-Bhiroo section of National, Highways No. 503A to be constructed by spending Rs 51.09 crore.
Nitin Gadkari said that all these roads would help in provide better connectivity and facilitate tourists visiting these areas besides ensuring a safe journey. This would also increase economic activities in the region besides ensuring employment generation to the youth.