Rs 450 cr being spent on 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh highway

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Srinagar, Jun 12 (UNI) An amount of Rs 450 crore was being spent on the upgradation of the 434-km-long Srinagar-Leh national highway.

Speaking at a function after inaugurating 3-day Sindhu festival on the bank of river Sindh in Leh today, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad said the power scenario in Ladakh region will witness a big change with the commissioning of the 45 MW Nimu-Bazgo power project work on which is apace.

He said the project is the only one in the country on which round the clock work was going even under sub-zero temperature during the winter.

He said along with Chhutak power project in Kargil, the project would be completed ahead of the time frame.

The Chief Minister praised the people of Ladakh for their peace- loving nature and simplicity. Mr Azad said the region is culturally very rich and needs to be preserved. He said people of different faiths are living here in harmony and amity which has to be maintained at all costs.

Mr Azad said tourists, whether foreign or domestic, go back with a pleasant feeling about the place and its people.

The Chief Minister also released a book on Ladakh on this occasion.

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