Bir-Billing and Pong Dam to have world class facilities: Jai Ram Thakur

Kangra: “The state government is committed to further develop Bir-Billing as adventure sports and Pong Dam as water sports destinations so at to make these places as world tourist destinations” ,said Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while presiding over the Panchayat Representative Sammelan and Centenary Year’s Celebrations of The Kangra Central Cooperative Bank (KCCB) at Dharamshala on September 2.

Thanking people of of Kangra district in particular for giving massive mandate to the BJP candidates in the recently held Lok Sabha elections, he said that all the four candidates won by record margins and the vote share of the BJP was also highest in the country. He said that Kangra Parliamentary Constituency made a new record by winning the Kangra seat by 72 percent vote share. He said that the BJP also won the Shimla Parliamentary seat by a margin of over 3.70 lakh.

He said that due to the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India was poised to emerge as the Super Power in the world. Now, Article 370 and 35A have become history and now India has one Constitution and one Symbol, he said adding that this was only possible due to the strong leadership at the Centre in form of Narender Modi.

The Chief Minister said that the state government is organising Global Investor’s Meet at Dharamshala on 7-8 November aimed at making Himachal Pradesh an industrial hub of the Country. He said that it was unfortunate that the Opposition leaders were trying to politicise this event. He said that this Meet would also help in promoting tourism in Dharamsla . He said that the ropeway in Dharamshala would be completed with a few months which would be an added attraction for the tourists.

He launched Swachh Sarvekshan Gramin-2019 Abhiyaan and provided “Badhai Patra” to the beneficiaries of Mukhya Mantri Aawas Yojna and inaugurated  Jal Shakti Abhiyaan on this occasion.

Earlier, the Chief Minister performed Bhumi Pujan/upgradation of Kahlian to Tiara Dughiari road to be completed by spending Rs. 4.94 crore, inaugurated Gabli Ther to Baidi road, performed Bhumi Pujan of link road Tarkhankar to Sanoura Lahar to be completed by spending Rs. 2.16 crore. He also laid foundation stone of Police Station, Kangra to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.50 crore, inaugurated Fire Brigade Station and general pool office accomodation in Kangra constructed by spending an amount of Rs. 2.04 crore and General Police Accommodation in Kangra constructed by spending Rs. 66 lakh. He performed Bhumi Pujan of balance work of Mastpur, Kalandher Patola, Gang, Bharoon and Ichhi roads to be completed by spending Rs. 111.19 lakh. He also planted a sapling at Mastpur.

The Chief Minister inaugurated Art Gallery, Kotwali Bazar constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.60 crore and laid foundation stone of Animal Husbandry office building to be completed by spending an amount of Rs. 3.22 crore.

Later, the Chief Minister laid foundation stone of Span RCC T-Beam bridge over Bhagan Khud-II to be constructed at a cost of about Rs. 4 crore and inaugurated link road from Kaned to Thamba including bridge over Ghiari Khud completed at a cost of Rs. 1.78 crore