Rs 2,200cr highway to bring Shimla closer by 45 mins
SHIMLA: The journey to the “Queen of Hills” will become less taxing in about three years from now. A 90-km four-lane express highway planned between Parwanoo (near Chandigarh) and Shimla will shorten the distance to the hill station by 17km, cutting down average travel-time from Chandigarh by 45 minutes.
The newly constructed Himalayan Express highway between Chandigarh and Shimla has already reduced the travel-time to three hours.
The National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has prepared a project report for the planned highway, which will cost about Rs 2,200 crore. As per the project plan, large-scale demolition of commercial and residential buildings will be avoided.