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HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

Shanta Kumar welcomes approval for four laning of NH-20

HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times  Dharamsala, July 19, 2014
First Published: 19:59 IST(19/7/2014) | Last Updated: 20:01 IST(19/7/2014)

Senior BJP leader and Kangra MP Shanta Kumar has welcomed the approval for four laning of the 220 km Pathankot-Mandi National Highway (NH) 20 and expressed his gratitude to minister of road transport and highways, Nitin Gadkari.

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Kumar had raised the matter of the dismal state of NH-20 with the union road transport minister in a meeting attended by MPs from Himachal and Jammu and Kashmir.

The senior BJP leader had said the road, which is a strategically important link to the areas bordering China, was in a pathetic condition and needed immediate attention. The road was also used to transport arsenal and army personnel during the Kargil war.

The Kangra MP has now called a meeting of the national highway officials on August 1 to discuss further plans.

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