Himachal Pradesh PWD Minister Sh Vikramaditya Singh met Sh Santosh Kumar Yadav Chairman, National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) New Delhi today and apprised him about the devastation caused by incessant rains and cloudbursts to the national highways across the state and urged for allocation of funds for estimates of damaged roads and bridges submitted to NHAI authorities. More estimates of such roads are being submitted, he added. He urged for personal intervention in the allocation of funds especially for estimates submitted for Left Bank (Manali), Chakki Pathankot bridge, and others on Manali-Mandi NH.
He requested for speedy restoration and repair of the Manali-Mandi NH, and Nalagarh Bridge besides other bridges and roads of State PWD which are joining the National Highways, particularly on the Manali-Mandi-Swarghat road NH as per estimates submitted by State PWD bridges at Pandoh, Bhuntar, Kullu, Raison, Katrain and near Manali area. He said that the Chakki Pathankot bridge was due for immediate restoration and repair for smooth traffic.
Sh Yadav assured the Minister of releasing funds for the repair and restoration of roads in the State.
Sh Vikramaditya Singh also met Sh Anurag Jain Secretary MoRTH and informed that DPRs have been prepared under CIRF for widening and strengthening of Rangas-Barsar road via Mehre, upgradation of Ner Chowk –Ratti Kalkhar road, Chaila-Neripul-Yashwantpur-Ochghat-Kumarhatti road, Tikkar- Jarol –Gahan-Nankhari-Kamadi road, improvement and strengthening of Chail-Gohar-Pandoh road, Shahpur-Sihunta-Chowari road and will be submitted to the Ministry soon.
Sh Jain assured me of all possible assistance.