National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has awarded contract worth Rs 1,274 crore to KMC Constructions Ltd for development of National Highway section in Himachal Pradesh.
“NHAI has issued Letter of Award (LOA) for development of National Highway section in Himachal Pradesh under phase IV B of National Highways Development Projects (NHDP),” Ministry of Road Transport & Highways said in a statement
The development of the crucial 26-km long Nerchowk – Pandoh including Pandoh bypass section of the NH-21 will improve the connectivity for travellers from Chandigarh to the valleys of Kullu and Manali, it said.
This will improve the transport of the horticulture produce like apples to the markets and also provide better connectivity to local commuters.
“The project will have two bypasses (about 8-km long Mandi Bypass and about 5-km long Pandoh Bypass), three twin tube 2-lane tunnels, six major bridges, 11 minor bridges and 3 vehicular underpasses,” it said.
The project would be executed on engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) mode and scheduled time of completion is 30 months from the date of commencement, it added.