Minister of State, Ministry of DoNER and Cooperation, GOI, carried out an inspection of the Gangtok-Rumtek-Sang Road

Gangtok, Nov 25 (IPR): Minister of State, Ministry of DoNER and Cooperation, Government of India, Shri B.L. Verma carried out an inspection of the Gangtok-Rumtek-Sang (GRS) Road today. The 24-km road has been funded by the Ministry of DoNER and was completed on 31st March 2021. The total cost of the project was Rs. 6211.82 lakhs. The GRS Road originates from opposite of Mayfair Hotel near Ranipool and traverses through Adampool, Sajong, Rumtek and culminates at Sang Bazar. The road is designated as State Highway. The main objective of the project was the up-gradation of the road from single lane to intermediate standard.

The Minister expressed satisfaction at the completion of the project and congratulated the State Government. He said that the Ministry will further support the up-gradation of the road beyond Sang, for which a DPR is to be sent.

The Minister was accompanied in the visit by officers and engineers of the Roads and Bridges Department, Government of Sikkim.

Later, the Minister of State visited STNM Hospital, Sochyagang, where he inspected the Annexe Building which has been partly funded by the Ministry of DoNER. He also inspected the Covid Ward and Oxygen Plants established in the Hospital. The Minister interacted with the doctors and medical staff and enquired about the management of Covid-19 in the State.

Earlier in the day, the Minister visited Nathula pass and interacted with the officers of the Army. He also visited the Baba Harbhajan Shrine near Nathula and offered prayers.

In the evening, Minister Shri Verma met the President and Members of the Sikkim Film Cooperative Society and assured support in their endeavours.

Summing up his three-day visit to Sikkim, the Minister of State lauded the State Government for the timely implementation of developmental projects. He further assured full support to the State from the Ministry of DoNER for all upcoming projects.

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