Shimla: The central government has released funds for remaining work of four-laning of Kiratpur to Nerchowk national highway .
Rs. 1455.73 crore has been tendered for balance work on four laning of Kiratpur to Nerchowk section of NH-21 greenfield alignment excluding Sundernagar bypass on Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM).
The national highway authority (NHAI) tendered the remaining work of this road on Friday on Hybrid Annuity Mode (HAM) and the company that will construct this national highway will also maintain it for 15 years. The work on 29 km has already been awarded and is under progress.
The the government of India had entrusted to the NHAI the development, maintenance and management of National Highway No. 21.
The Authority has resolved to augment balance work for four laning of Kiratpur to Nerchowk section of NH-21 on design, build, operate and transfer basis. It has decided to carry out the bidding process for selection of a private entity as the bidder to whom the Project may be awarded.
The Himachal chief minister Jai Ram Thakur had taken up the matter recently in this regard with the Union Surface Transport and Highways Minister Nitin Gadkari .