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The department is engaged in planning, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, ropeways and buildings (both residential and non-residential of various Govt. departments) in the State. The department further executes engineering work on behalf of Local Bodies, Public Undertakings, Boards & other Institutions under Himachal Pradesh Government as "Deposit works".

Mission Statement

Roads are a very vital infrastructure for rapid economic growth of the state/country. In fact, the development of important sectors of economy such as Agriculture, Horticulture, Industry, Mining and Forestry depends upon efficient road network. Social activities such as education, health, family planning and promotion of tourism also depend upon efficient road network. So the primary objective and aim of the department is to provide connectivity by way of all weather roads to all the habitations (villages) in the state.

Administrative Set-Up

Himachal Pradesh Public Works Department is headed by the Engineer-in-Chief with Headquarters at Shimla.Works and matters regarding Codes, Specifications, Planning & Monitoring, Inter-State Connectivity for the entire State and also the entire establishments of PWD are controlled by the Engineer-in-Chief.