CM launches Rs 228 cr road project for Rohru, Kotkhai areas

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Shimla, Nov 15 (UNI) Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal launched a Rs 228 crore widening and strengthening of Theog-Kotkhai-Hatkoti-Rohru road project from Hulli village in Kotkhai area of this district.

The project, under which the road width would be further improve to 9 meters in rural areas and 9.4 meters in urban section, is being funded by the World Bank and executed by Longjivan Road and Bridge Limited Company China. The project is likely to be completed by year 2011.

"Theog-Kotkhai-Hatkoti-Rohru road would be improved and widened to fit into the international norms so that there is no problem to the vehicle movement. The project would solve the connectivity problem of the area forever," The Chief Minister said.

"Road construction is on the priority agenda of the state government and vast network is being created in the State especially in rural and difficult areas," Mr Dhumal said.

The Chief Minister also laid the foundation stone of Lift Irrigation Scheme Tharolla-Bagh-Domehar at Rawtan estimated to cost Rs 5.52 crore and Kokunallah-Hallaila-Mahasu-Bakhol-Gumma scheme estimated to cost Rs 6.50 crore and dedicated Regional Horticulture Office at Gumma, Horticulture Office-cum-Farmers Training Centre-cum-Hostel and Establishment of Soil Testing Laboratories and Leaf Testing Laboratory at Kotkhai to the residents and horticulturists of the area.

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