Himachal, Punjab agree on developing border roads as priority



Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh Government and Punjab government have agreed in principal to construct important border roads between both the two states on priority and will take up the matter with the Union government so as to start work on these roads on priority. A ministry-level meeting will be organized by the Punjab government at Chandigarh soon, which will be attended by the senior officers of both the governments. This was decided in a meeting held here today between the state PWD minister Thakur Gulab Singh and Punjab PWD minister PS Dhinsa. Thakur Gulab Singh urged for early completion of Pinjore-Baddi-Nalagarh Express Highway and Baddi-Barotiwala-Chandigarh-Mohali Express Highway as agreed to earlier between both the two chief ministers.

He said that the state cabinet under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal has recently gave approval for signing the Memorandum of Understanding for construction of both the express highways with the Punjab government and added that the chief executive officer, Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh Development Authority has been asked to sign the MOU on behalf of the state government and urged the Punjab PWD minister that Punjab government should sign the MOU in this respect at the earliest so that the industrial area of Baddi-Barotiwala is connected with the Punjab at the earliest.

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