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Himachal wants 53 state roads declared national highways

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Thursday called on here and sought to declare 53 state roads approved in principle as national highways.

He sought sanction for five remaining national highways approved, besides notifying the Sarkaghat-Ghumarwin and Ranital-Kotla roads as new national highways.

He wanted the development and maintenance of the to be handed over to the state

The also apprised the about the slow progress of the Kalka-Solan national highway four-lane project, causing traffic congestion, an official statement said.

He said there is no progress on Mataur-Shimla and Pathankot-Mandi national highways.

The was apprised that work on the would be started at the earliest and Rs 27 crore have been provided.

It was also apprised that efforts would be made to start maintenance work on the soon and projects under the central road fund sent by the government would be sanctioned soon.

--IANS

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First Published: Thu, January 03 2019. 17:16 IST
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