Minister for Road Transport & Highways and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, Nitin Gadkari, laid the foundation stone and inaugurated various national highway projects in Himachal Pradesh.
The total outlay of the 222 km long nine road corridors is Rs 6,155 crore. The road travel time from Delhi to Kullu will be reduced to just seven hours within two years or even before.
The work related to construction of 11 more tunnels will soon be awarded in Himachal Pradesh. Moreover, the government has accorded top priority to Manali-Leh tunnel construction. The road construction works with an outlay of around Rs.15 lakh crore are planned in 2021 across the country.
An announcement was also made to award works related to 491 km long road construction in Himachal Pradesh with a total cost of Rs 15,000 crore in 2021-22.
Also, a possibility of a network of ropeway and cable car in Himachal Pradesh may be explored.