Chairing a meeting in Dehradun, Joshi said that so far, the progress of work on National Highways in Uttarakhand was slow. He stated that co-ordination amongst various departments was necessary to expedite the work. He directed the officers to constitute a Monitoring Committee, which would be headed by the Chief Secretary of the hill state.
Joshi also asked officials to approach the acquisition of land for the expansion with a humane touch, and asked them to provide justified compensation.
He also suggested establishing a unit comprising of retired, experienced experts to look into the matters related to land acquisition and compensation and to redress their other problems.