Tribune News Service
Shimla, March 27
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur inaugurated and laid the foundation stones of development projects worth Rs 37 crore at Swarghat in Sri Naina Devi Ji Vidhan Sabha area of Bilaspur district today.
He inaugurated the Swarnim Himachal Entry Gate and the Swarnim Himachal Mural Painting at Garamoura, besides a Rs 1.35 crore bus stand at Swarghat and the augmentation/ modernisation/ renovation of a 33/11KV sub-station at Swarghat at a cost of Rs 2.90 crore.
He also laid the foundation stones of a bridge at Leheri khad on the Palsed-Kalakund road to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.09 crore, a Rs 5.95 crore Maithi-Shaikli road, Rs 5.25 crore Lag-Ghat Jamli road and a Rs 4.92 crore Galuwa-Chalaila road under NABARD in Nakrana gram panchayat, a Rs 3.01 crore lift water supply scheme for adjoining villages of Nakrana gram panchayat and Rs 6.66 crore project for retrofitting and source-level augmentation of various left-out habitations in Jal Shakti subdivision, Swarghat, and Bassi under the Jal Jeevan Mission.
Later, addressing a samman samaroh organised by BJP Mandal Sri Naina Devi Ji, the Chief Minister said the augmentation of 33 KV electric subdivision would benefit the residents of 10 panchayats.
Thakur said that due to a spike in Covid cases in the state, it had become important for everyone to wear masks and maintain social distancing.
He announced the opening of an HPSEB subdivision at Swarghat, upgrade of the PHC at Swarghat to a CHC, upgrade of a primary school at Ree to a middle school, construction of a mini-secretariat at Swarghat as and when land was made available, starting of more trades in industrial training institutes at Swarghat and Naina Devi, starting bus service from Naina Devi to Shimla and Behal to Nalagarh and the construction of panchayat ghars in all six new panchayats of the area.
He said that the RTO would sit once a month at Swarghat to pass vehicles and the issue to open a sub-judge office at Swarghat would be considered.
Union Minister of State for Finance and Cooperate Affairs Anurag Thakur said that the Chief Minister had ensured that all irrigation and drinking water projects would be implemented in the state at the earliest. He added that the Union Government had provided an interest-free loan of Rs 450 crore for 50 years to the state.
Chief Spokesman for state BJP Randhir Sharma said that the people of the area were supporting the state government due to which the party-supported candidates won almost all posts of PRIs in the area.