Coronavirus: Himachal starts road construction to generate employment

Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government has restarted construction of roads by easing lockdown norms amid the coronavirus pandemic and this help generating employment, an official said on Wednesday.  Construction works have been started by following prescribed rules like social distancing, Public Works Department (PWD) Superintending Engineer S.P. Jagota, who is taking care of projects that falls in Solan district, said in a statement. He said works at 80 sites have been restarted with an outlay of about Rs 63 crore. A total of 786 people have been benefited by getting employment. They are involved in 55 projects, five bridges and 20 building constructions. The construction of a multipurpose auditorium at a cost of Rs 12 crore in the gram panchayat of Kothon, adjacent to Solan, has started.