Minister of State for Finance and Planning Ajay Nanda today kick started blacktopping of 4 km Kanda-Ransoo road in Pouni areas.
The blacktopping work would be completed with an estimated cost of Rs. 1.86 crore by Public Works Department.
The Minister, while addressing a public gathering on the occasion, said this road is major connectivity for revered Shiv Khori Shrine and during blacktopping work of the road, the vehicles would be diverted through Theryath route.
He said that all possible measures are under way to increase tourists’ influx to the holy shrine by providing enroute facilities to the tourists to make their pilgrimage comfortable. He said since the launch of live telecast of holy Aarti, the shrine has gained much popularity countrywide and world too.
Referring to other development works, the Minister said Ransoo bazaar road has been upgraded and new bus stand has also been established thus easing traffic congestion adding that concerted efforts are on to provide better facilities to the people
The Minister said the area has vast potential to attract the tourists and efforts are being made to develop this destination with enhanced facilities.