Hey there! So, I have an article here about Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu reviewing the progress of various ongoing National Highway projects in the state. Let’s break it down into more conversational headings.
Disbursement of Rs. 804 crores as land compensation in NH projects
During the review, Chief Minister Sukhu appreciated the efforts of officers who have disbursed Rs. 804 crores as land compensation in various NH projects within just one month! This is great news for the people of Himachal Pradesh who depend on roads for their daily commute.
Resolving issues related to land compensation, clearances of FRA and FCA, and other bottlenecks
The Chief Minister focused on resolving issues related to land compensation, clearances of FRA (Forest Rights Act) and FCA (Forest Conservation Act), and other bottlenecks of the projects. He directed officers to expedite the FRA-FCA clearance cases by monitoring the cases every 15 days.
Review of ongoing NH projects
The Chief Minister reviewed the progress of various ongoing NH projects such as the Shimla-Matour Road, Pathankot-Mandi road, Shimla bypass, and Pinjor-Baddi-Nalagarh road. He gave necessary directions to accelerate these projects and emphasized the importance of completing the disbursement process of the remaining compensation cases worth about Rs. 750 crores by 27 March 2023.
Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Bihru-Lathiani road
The Chief Minister also mentioned that a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the Bihru-Lathiani road worth Rs. 900 crores were submitted to the Union Government on 20 February 2023, and the project is expected to be approved by 31 March 2023. This road development project is set to improve connectivity in the area and provide a major boost to the transportation sector.
Other ongoing road development projects
The DPR for the Sainj-Luhri-Jalori road is expected to be completed by 31 March 2023. A consultant has also been appointed for the construction of the Jalori tunnel, whereas the process of construction for the road from Nalagarh-Swarghat, Una bypass, and Punjab border to Nadaun has also been initiated. These projects are set to benefit the local population and promote economic growth in the area.