Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between National Highways Logistic Management Limited (NHLML) and Ropeways and Rapid Transport System Development Corporation HP Ltd (RTDC) for development of ropeways as innovative transport solution in Himachal Pradesh in the presence of Union Road Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur at New Delhi today.
Chief Minister said that initially possibilities will be explored to prepare a feasibility report of seven ropeway projects in Kangra, Kullu, Chamba, Sirmour and Bilaspur districts at an estimated cost of Rs. 2264 crore.
Chief Minister also apprised the Union Minister about the immediate need for maintenance of important stretches on Shimla-Mataur road, Pathankot-Chakki-Mandi road and Chakki-Mandi-Manali road. He also urged for expediting notification of nine high priority roads list submitted to the Ministry by the state government. He also requested to expedite approvals for DPRs pending with the Ministry so that they can be awarded at the earliest.
State Power Minister Sukh Ram also took up the issue of improper drainage system and inconvenience caused to the public on Paonta Lal Dhang Rajban Shillai Rohru road.
The Union Minister assured of all possible assistance to the state.
Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh gave valuable inputs during the discussion
Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways Gen. V. K. Singh was also present in the meeting.
Principal Resident Commissioner S.K. Singla accompanied the Chief Minister on the occasion.