Infrastructure being developed on priority: Nishank
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Last Updated: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 00:17
Dehradun: Infrastructural facilities are being developed in Uttarakhand on a priority basis, Chief Minister Ramesh Pokhariyal Nishank said on Monday.

After inaugurating the state guest house built here at a cost of Rs 10.64 crore, Nishank said the government was working on developing infrastructural facilities on priority basis to strengthen road, rail and air connectivity in the state.

He said his government was making efforts for construction of a four-lane road between Dehradun and New Delhi.

The government has also provided an amount of Rs 20 crore as state share to the Rail Ministry for laying of a track between Muzaffarnagar and Roorkee in its effort to shorten the distance between Dehradun and New Delhi.

Nishank said the roads leading to the Chardham -- Badrinath, Kedarnath, Gangotri and Yamunotri -- are being widened.

Regarding air connectivity, Nishank said night landing facilities at Jolly Grant airport would also be started within a period of six months. Apart from this, airstrips are also being expanded at Naini Saini, Gauchar and Chinyalisaur.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, November 17, 2009, 00:17

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