Roads connectivity is basic and essential means for the development of any region and reflecting its priority to improve the road network for fast pacing economic growth in far-flung area of Chopal Constituency of Shimla District, the Himachal Pradesh government has initiated as many as 15 road projects of ‘new and upgradation’ from past three financial years.
As per nformation provided by Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, sought by Chopal legislature Balbir Singh Verma in the ongoing Vidhan Sabha budget session, 15 various roads projects have been sanctioned during last three years in Chopal Constituency under National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY) Scheme. Most road works have already been started and only four projects were under e-tendering process, which were expected to be completed soon with all nodal formalities.
Head of Scheme PMGSY
Khirki-Matal Road, Rs. 1048 crore has been sanctioned and expected to be completed by Dec 2016
Badlog-Jhinna Road, 601.87 crore has been sanctioned and even tendered has also been received and awarding formalities are under process.
Dadhu-Dochi Deiya Road, Rs. 406.90 crore sanctioned and likely to be completed by Sept 2016
Kupvi-Bhallu road, 383.92 crore has been sanctioned and likely to be completed by June 2016
Belag-Rushla road, 260.72 has been sanctioned and likely to be completed by Sept 2016
Manu-Irra road, 250.66 crore sanctioned and scheduled to complete by Sept 2016
Nerwa-Bijmal Road, Rs. 232 crore sanction and likely to be completed by March 2016
Kuthar-Manu Road, Rs. 160 crore sanction and expected to complete by Dec 2015
Head of Scheme NABARD
Upgradation and matteling of Kupvi-Sailpapb Road, Rs. 929.26 crore has been sanctioned and likely to be completed by July 2017
Chopal-Jhiknipul Road via Chowkia, Rs. 748.97 crore has been sanctioned and expected to be completed by Sept 2017
Improvement and upgradation of Basadhar-Giankot Road via Tikker, Rs. 692.35 crore has been sanctioned and e-tender has also been opened on 11th March 2015.
Upgradation and matalling of Sakruti-Tikkri Road via Janogshamtha, Rs. 617.10 crore has been sanctioned and under tendering process
Gharana-Banari Road, Rs. 543 crore sanctioned and likely to be completed by Dec 2015
Improvement and upgradation of Kargoli Nala-Deha Road, Rs. 434.21 crore sanctioned and e-tenders has been opened on 11th March 2015.
Improvement of Ghorna-Deothi Road, Rs. 237 crore has been sanctioned and scheduled to complete by March 2016
Superior roads connectivity has the greatest contribution in rural development, and even performing consistently better than investments in agricultural research and development, and education.
The State Government’s efforts to improve rural road connectivity, which gained a much needed momentum with the implementation of the PMGSY and NABARD, still need more impetus as many area of this far-flung region of the state is remaining outside the rural road network.