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Politics and governance in Himachal Pradesh

CM Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu is on a roll, but complacency could lead to trouble because governance alone is not the key to a successful tenure - politics is, as well

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu

Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu

Aditi Phadnis
In March this year, days before Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu presented his first Budget, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) gave in-principle approval to a four-lane road project from Shimla to Mataur, which is expected to cost around Rs 10,000 crore, and another four-lane road project from Pathankot to Mandi, to cost Rs 12,000 crore. To alleviate concerns that Himachal Pradesh could be headed the Joshimath way, the NHAI will present a concept paper on how to reduce and prevent landslides caused by road expansion in the state and invest Rs 300 crore in the project.

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First Published: Mar 31 2023 | 10:35 PM IST

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