Rs 334 crore worth of projects being implemented to develop Dharamshala as smart city: Minister

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Dharamshala (HP), Mar 10 (PTI) Himachal Pradesh Forest Minister Rakesh Pathania on Wednesday said that projects worth Rs 334 crore are being implemented to develop Dharamshala as a smart city.

In addition, plans are being prepared for projects worth Rs 296 crore, he said.

Pathania said that special efforts are being made for the planned development and beautification of important cities and towns in the state and added that priority is being given to developing parking lots so that better facilities can be provided to tourists.

The minister said that work on 28 projects worth Rs 181 crore is in progress in Dharamshala, while tenders for six projects worth Rs 41 crore have been invited.

He said that work has already been completed on 10 projects by convergence with other departments at a cost of Rs 74 crore. He said that to make Dharamshala a smart city, 7,000 LED street lights will be installed at a cost of Rs 24.92 crore, for which tenders have been invited. PTI CORR SMN SMN