Rs133 cr launched as land aid for Shimla-Kangra fourlaning : The Tribune India

Ravinder Sood

Palampur, July 7

The Nationwide Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has launched Rs 133 crore as the price of the land acquired for section 5 of the Shimla -Kangra fourlane venture between Kachhiyari and Bhangwar.

The Shimla-Kangra highway is without doubt one of the busiest within the state which hyperlinks 5 districts of decrease Himachal Chamba, Kangra, Hamirpur, Bilaspur and Solan with the state capital. Being slim it wants rapid widening and improve. Land acquisition is a serious hurdle in highway development venture in Himachal Pradesh due to excessive value of land.

Data gathered at present revealed that cash has been transferred to the account of respective Competent Authorities for Land Acquisition (CALAs) for additional disbursement to the affected events. CALAs have already known as for the financial institution particulars, Aadhaar and PAN numbers from the land house owners so that cash could possibly be transferred to their financial institution accounts paving manner for the development of highway venture.

In the meantime, the state authorities has directed the HPSEB to shift transmission traces from the 23-km stretch, electrical energy poles and different standing buildings from the acquired land within the subsequent three months. Likewise, the forest division has additionally been requested to take away standing bushes from the land in order that the land could possibly be handed over to the development firm for the speedy execution of venture.

The state authorities has additionally began the land acquisition course of for the remaining 4 phases of this venture. Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister for Highway Transport and Delivery, reviewed the progress of those venture throughout his go to to the state final month.

The development work for the four-lane venture could be allotted in a phased method to totally different firms in order that the venture was accomplished with none delay. The NHAI allots initiatives to the development firms solely after the acquisition of 90 per cent land for the venture. After the completion of the four-lane venture, distance between Kangra and Shimla shall be lowered by 20 km.

The key cities falling between Kangra and Shimla like Daulatpur, Jwalamukhi, Nadaun, Ghumarwin, Darlaghat and Ghannahatti shall be bypassed. Ghumarwin city of Bilaspur district may also be saved out of the four-lane venture by setting up a six-km bypass. Likewise, congested temple city of Jwalamukhi may also be bypassed by setting up one other six-km bypass between Sapri and Nadaun.

It has additionally been proposed to transform the present Daulatpur tunnel right into a two-way lane.

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