IEP Dehradun September 28
Several development works worth Rs 1,750 crore will be carried out in the Dehradun district under the Development of Best in Class Transport (road and public transport) Infrastructure project. The officials from Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) who will be funding this project in two phases met the Dehradun district magistrate Sonika on Tuesday along with other officials concerned to hold discussion on the development works. The officials informed that a total of 61.1 kilometre of roads across the district including Chakrata Road, Shimla Bypass – Premnagar, Haridwar bypass, Haridwar Road, Ring Road, Raipur Road, Krishali Chowk – Sai Mandir, Mussoorie Road, Rajpur Road, Saharanpur Road and Mall Road in Mussoorie besides smart road and footpath will be constructed under the project. Apart from this, construction of multi utility duct bank, sewer line, water supply, storm water drainage, smart street lighting system, street furniture, multi level car parking and other related development works will be done across the district. The operation of 100 new electric buses will also be started under this project. The officials informed that this project is worth about Rs 1,750 crore which will be funded by ADB and AIIB in two phases. The officials of ADB discussed the project in detail with DM Sonika and senior officials of Dehradun Smart City Limited (DSCL) and Uttarakhand Metro Rail Corporation in the meeting.