CHAMBA: The Draman-Bharmour via Jot road would be converted into a double-lane highway by the World Bank, Kuldip Singh Pathania, Chairman, Himachal Pradesh Finance Commission said here.
According to Pathania, World Bank would be spending over Rs 100 crore on the road, which connects the religious and historical tribal township of Bharmour with the National Highway-20. The road would promote tourism and make travel easy for pilgrims and devotees of Lord Shiv visiting the famous holy place of Manimahesh.
Pathania was speaking at the inaugural ceremony of a Rupees 17 lakh ‘Inspection Hut’ constructed by the Irrigation and Public Health Department at Mehla about 15 km from the district headquarter town of Chamba.
Mentioning about the government’s thrust on expanding the road network, Pathania said that the construction of another road – Mehla-Bandla via Lakra had been sanctioned with an outlay of Rs 1.66 crore under the ‘Pradhan Mantri Gram Sarak Yojna’ while Rs 6.45 crore were being spent on the construction of Jarangla-Bagga road. A draft project report of Kurahn-Ghured via Chadi road had been drawn, which would cost Rs 2.50 crore.