Cabinet sanctions Rs 170.42 cr for construction of fair weather roads in Sikkim

Gangtok, 02 Aug:

Like every year, the rains have hit the roads of the State badly and those in and around the capital are in a mess. The National Highway too is in deplorable condition and recently even prompted the DC East to issue a showcause notice to the National Highways Development Corporation Limited, in charge of maintaining the highway, regarding the poor condition of the portion of the highway that lies in the East district.

At the same time, funds for road upgradation and construction have been sanctioned in a Cabinet meeting held today at Samman Bhawan.

The State Government has approved and sanctioned Rs. 19.8 crore and additional sanction of Rs. 3.7 crore for up-gradation, carpeting, protective and drainage works of Sang Khola Sumin Road in East Sikkim.

Rs. 170.42 crore has been sanctioned for construction of fair weather roads in the State.

The State Cabinet approved and sanctioned Rs. 170.97 lakhs for up-gradation of approach road to Dikchu Mines in East Sikkim while Rs. 38.9 lakh was sanctioned for construction, strengthening and carpeting of approach road to Food Corporation of India (FCI) Godown site at Paiyong in South Sikkim.

For surface improvement work along Rangka Dhajey to Ani Gumpa in East Sikkim, an amount of Rs. 118.18 lakh has been sanctioned and Rs. 44 lakh for strengthening of approach road to Lingdum Monastery in East Sikkim.