Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur online laid foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs. 70 crore in Pangi area of Chamba district from Shimla today through video conferencing .
The foundation stones laid by the Chief Minister from Shimla includes upgradation of 17.300 kms. Dhawars-Sural-Bhatori Road under PMGSY to be completed by spending an amount of Rs. 12.35 crore, foundation stone of 24 kms. Sach Khas to Towan road to be completed with an expenditure of Rs. 16.02 crore, foundation stone of link road from Saichu to village Chasak to be completed by incurring an amount of Rs 2.25 crore.
Chief Minister also laid foundation stone of additional accommodation to Government Senior Secondary School, Killar to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.21 crore, laid foundation of additional accommodation Karyuni by spending Rs. 99 lakh, laid foundation stone of Revenue Bhawan, Killar to be completed by incurring an amount of Rs 2.77 crore, foundation stone of new building of Civil Hospital Killar to be completed with an outlay of Rs 18.89 crore and of doctors’ residences at Killar to be completed with an amount of Rs 4.61 crore.
Chief Minister said that these developmental projects would prove a boon to the people of Pangi area. He said that he wished to personally visit the area to lay foundation stones of these projects and also take stock of developmental works.
Jai Ram Thakur said that during his last visit to Pangi area, he has inaugurated the College building at Pangi. He said that he had then also announced opening of a separate Government Senior Secondary School for Girls at Killar, upgradation of Government High School Sural to Government Senior Secondary School and opening of Veterinary Dispensary at Udaan Matori.
Chief Minister said that all the genuine demands of the people of the area would be considered sympathetically. He said that adequate funds would be made available for time bound completion of the projects. He directed the officers to expedite work of various projects keeping in view the limited working season.
Agriculture and Tribal Development Minister Dr. Ram Lal Markanda thanked Chief Minister for envisaging keen interest in development of the tribal areas of the State. He said that it was due to the efforts of the State Government that construction work of Rohtang tunnel was nearing completion and would go a long way in providing all weather connectivity to the landlocked tribal area of Lahaul and Spiti. He said that communication system has been improved in the tribal areas.
MLA Bharmour Jai Lal Kapoor, while thanking the Chief Minister for laying foundation stones of developmental works worth crores of rupees, said that although due to the Corona pandemic Chief Minister could not come personally to the area, but he has ensured that the pace of development does not get delayed due to this pandemic.