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Construction : Web Exclusive | April 2013 | Source : Construction Update

ADB to release Rs 475 cr to urban projects

Asian Development Bank (ADB) would soon release Rs 475 crore to facilitate upgradation of civic amenities in the urban areas of Himachal Pradesh.

This information was given by the State Minister for Urban Development Sudhir Sharma. The funding would be used for upgrading civic infrastructure like street lighting, drinking water, roads and parking facilities.

Further, the state government would expedite the setting up of a ropeway in the Dharamshala-Mecleoganj section to ease the traffic congestion between these two areas.

As part of this effort, the state government may transfer the project from tourism department to Himachal Pradesh Infrastructure Development Board.

The state government is also taking steps to attract tourists, specially a large number of the foreigners in Dharamsala and its surroundings, Sharma said.

In this regard, it would launch regular flights from Delhi to Dharamsala after the aviation regulator DGCA gives the clearance for it. The Gaggal Airport of Dharamsala shall have regular flights to Delhi and Chandigarh by Spice jet.

The company successfully landed the bigger plane in the airport recently, and as and when DGCA gives the clearance, a regular flight shall start, say in a fortnight, he said.

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