|NHAI plans to construct a 90 km four-lane express highway between Parwanoo (near Chandigarh) and Shimla.|
The Authority has prepared a project report for the highway, which will cost about Rs 2,200 crore. The project will take three years for completion
The highway will start from Banasar village near Parwanoo and terminate at the Mashobra-Kufri junction near Dhalli in Shimla. It will have four rail overhead bridges to bypass rail tracks and five tunnels.
The bridges will be constructed at Koti, Barog bypass, Chambaghat and Kaithlighat. One 1.4-km-long tunnel, which will be the longest on the route, will be built at Kaithlighat. The other tunnels will come up between Kaithlighat and the Mashobra-Kufri junction.