The Cabinet Committee on Economic Affairs, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has approved the four laning of Pandoh Bypass to Takoli' section of National Highway (NH)-21 in Himachal Pradesh. This is a sub project of the National Highways Authority of India’s larger project for four laning of NH-21 from Kiratpur in Punjab to Manali in Himachal Pradesh.
The other four sub– projects of this project include Kiratpur-Nerchowk, Nerchowk-Pandoh, Takoli-Kullu and Kullu-Manali. Work on three of the sub-projects is already going on, and is likely to start shortly for the fourth sub project. Completion of all five sub projects will provide all weather connectivity to important tourist destinations like Kullu and Manali and further upto Leh.
The cost of the Pandoh-Takoli sub project approved today is estimated to be Rs 2,775.93 crore including cost of land acquisition, resettlement and rehabilitation and other pre-construction activities. The total length of the road to be developed is approximately 19 kms.
This work will be done under National Highways Development Project (NHDP) Phase IV B on Hybrid Annuity Mode.
The four laning of NH 21 from Kiratpur to Manali will provide all weather connectivity to important tourist destinations i.e. Kullu & Manali and further upto Leh.