A record 3795 kilometres of new roads have been constructed so far in the state during the tenure of the Jai Ram government for four and a half years, said a senior PWD official.
Shimla: Public Works Department of Himachal Pradesh on Friday said that Chief Minister Jairam Thakur-led government has created a record in the field of road construction in the state. The CM claimed that during his four and half years of tenure, additional 800 kilometres new roads have been constructed in comparison to the previous government for the same period of time. As far as construction of bridges and road tarring are concerned, his government is far ahead compared to the previous government.
“Road infrastructure is being considered as life the lifeline of development for any state. No developmental work can be assumed without vast network of roads. Though the geographical conditions of the hill state are quite challenging, we have managed to add more network of roads during these years. The state also reeled severely due to Covid pandemic for a couple of years but despite the difficulty we have set a new record in road construction,” a senior PWD official said.
He further said that, a record 3795 kilometres of new roads have been constructed so far in the state during the tenure of the Jai Ram government for four and a half years. Hundreds of villages of the state are connected by road facilities. 3 thousand 527 km of motorable roads have been constructed, while 268 km of jeepable roads have been constructed. This figure is much higher than the number of roads built during the tenure of any government in Himachal. Apart from this, the state government has so far constructed 268 bridges as well as tarring of 6,610 km of roads.
It was also added that the Centre has also appreciated Jairam Thakur on several occasions for strengthening the infrastructure.