Dharamsala: Union Minister of Road, Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Sunday laid foundation stones for Rs 4,459.24 crore highway projects at Gaggal town on Sunday.
Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur was also present on the occasion of laying of foundations with a click of the mouse.
During his day-long visit to the hill state, Gadkari laid foundation stone for four-laning of 37.05 km strech, from Punjab-Himachal border to Sihuni, of the National Highway 154 to be completed at a cost of Rs 1,572.90 crore, a government statement said.
He also laid foundation stone for the 104.60 km Paonta Sahib-Gumma-Feduzpul section of the National Highway 707, to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1,356 crore.
The other highway projects included 109.75 km Hamirpur-Mandi section of the National Highway 70 and the 15.75 km Una-Bhiroo section of the National Highways 503A.