Construction of bridge over Roon River soon: Virbhader Singh

Apr 03, 2015 19:43 | Poltics

CM dedicates projects worth 30 crore rupees for Sirmaur district

Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh who reached Nahan today performed foundation stone  laying ceremonies and inaugurated development projects worth Rs. 30 crore in Sirmaur district.

While addressing public meeting at the remote Balsar area after dedicating Balsar-Jhajjar road completed with an outlay of Rs. 4.31 crore, the Chief Minister announced construction of bridge over Roon River connecting villages of Andheri and Papallion the DPR of which has been prepared. Besides, he also announced construction of bridge over Majhara Khud to cost about Rs. 7.50 crore. He said that construction of these bridges would be carried out during this financial year. He also assured for early completion  of work of PHC  building at Kaula Wala Bhood.

Speaking on the sidelines of the function the Chief Minister also directed for construction of labour hostel at Kala-Amb. He also assured early completion of Ring Road of Nahan town.

Stressing the need for the value based and job oriented education in the State, the Chief Minister said that the Government was committed to provide quality education to the youth at their doorsteps. He said Indian Institute of Management was coming up at Dhaulakuan in Sirmaur district and Indian Institute of Information Technology had been sanctioned for the State which was coming up in Una district. The State Government was considering to open more ITIs so as to provide job oriented education and training to youth.  He said that to strengthen the health services in the State, three more medical colleges were coming up at Chamba, Hamirpur and Nahan for which a sum of Rs. 189 crore each had been sanctioned.

He said that Congress never asked for votes on the basis of caste and region. He said that people of the State were indebted to first Chief Minister of the State Dr. YS Parmar, who devoted his life for the welfare and upliftment of the people of the State. He said it was the benevolence of the people of the State that he had got an opportunity to serve them for a record sixth time as Chief Minister. He said that he was also working relentlessly to come upto their expectations. He exhorted the people to be aware of nefarious designs of the opposition and never to get swayed by their false promises.

He urged the people to work towards preserving of ‘Dev Sanskriti’ of the State and said that there was no end to development and he wants that the State may prosper in leaps and bounds. “We are identified by our culture and customs and must maintain them at all cost”, he said. He said that during the formation of the State there were only 228  kilo-meters of roads in the State, but today there was a widespread network of more than 34 thousand kilo-meters. 

Earlier he also inaugurated Vatsalaya Mela organized by Social Justice and Empowerment Department at Nahan and also visited the exhibition set up on the occasion. He was honoured and welcomed by Chairperson, Social Welfare Board, Ms Satya Parmar. Speaking on the occasion, he said that apart from the efforts of the Government for upliftment and empowerment of the women and weaker sections of the society, more NGOs should come forward  for helping the weak, disabled and downtrodden. He said the Government had enhanced the pension of those above 80 years of age and also had initiated various programmes for women welfare and girl child.

Chief Minister also performed the foundation stone laying ceremony of additional education block of Sanskrit college to cost Rs. 3.44 crore, foundation stone of new table tennis and squash complex at Chaugan to cost Rs 2 crore, foundation stone of indoor shooting range at Chamba ground to cost Rs. 26.29 lakh, foundation of press club at Nahan to cost Rs 26 lakh, foundation stone of Model Fire Station to cost Rs.4.25 crore, foundation stone of BDO Office building,  Nahan  to cost Rs. 1.21 crore, foundation stone of Police station  building at Kala Amb to cost Rs. 4.66 crore, foundation stone of by-pass road at Trilokpur  to cost Rs. 2.4 crore, foundation stone of Canopy at Trilokpur to cost Rs. 2 crore, foundation stone of cloak room of Mata Balsundri temple trust to cost Rs 54 lakh  and foundation stone of additional water supply scheme at Trilokpur to be completed with an outlay of Rs. 41.32 lakh.

Virbhadra Singh also inaugurated Common Facility Centre at at Kala Amb completed by spending Rs. 2.26 crore to facilitate the industrialists of the area. He also inaugurated Sirmaur Sanskriti Sanghralaya of Mata Balasundri temple trust at Trilokpur which has come up at a cost of Rs. 1.72 crore. He also announced construction of parking and gaushala.

He was also presented a cheque of Rs 5.50 lakhs by various industrialists at Kala-Amb towards Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.

Chief Minister also evinced keen interest in the museum where besides the ancient manuscripts there was lot pertaining to the culture and customs of the State and Sirmaur district.  The museum also has pictures of ancient temples of the State and that of freedom fighters hailing from Sirmaur.