On this occasion, Gadkari said roads are prerequisite for the overall development of any nation. Better roads in Himachal Pradesh will go a long way in tourism promotion, he added.
Gadkari said within the next two years, the travelling distance between Delhi and Kullu will be reduced to seven hours.
This would give a boost to the tourism sector in the state, he said, assuring that all projects will be completed within a stipulated time period.
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said today the state has a road network of 40,000 kilometres but lot more needs to be done.
Gadkari and Thakur also visited Atal Tunnel in Rohtang.