Dhumal hails SC verdict on river interlinking

Shimla: Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister P K Dhumal has welcomed the Supreme Court directive to the Centre asking it to implement the river interlinking project in a time-bound manner.

He said the then NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee had conceptualised the project but the successive governments took a long time to take effective steps to implement it.

"The intervention of the apex court would expedite the implementation of the river project, which was former prime minister Vajpayee`s brainchild," he said.

He expressed hope that the UPA government would take the Supreme Court`s decision seriously and implement the project.