Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 19 developmental projects worth more than Rs 95 crore at Khyod in Nachan assembly constituency and at Bhangrotu in Balh constituency of Mandi district.
At Khyod, the Chief Minister inaugurated Rs. 2.37 crore Nihandigali to Jhungi road, Rs. 14.82 crore building of Sardar Patel University Campus at Basa, Rs. 1.70 crore Science Laboratory building at Syanj, Rs. 37 lakh building of GSSS Tarour, Rs. 1.94 crore bridge over Juni Khad at Syanj, Rs. 1.38 crore jeepable bridge over Juni Khad at Behari, Rs. 20 lakh Panchayat Bhawan Seri, Rs. 60 lakh BEEO Office Jaidevi, one crore Mukhya Mantri Lok Bhavan, Rs. 3.50 crore Development Block building Gohar and newly upgraded 100 bedded Civil Hospital Gohar. He also laid the foundation stone of Gau Sadan in Gram Panchayat Kota to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 2 crore.
At Bhangrotu, the Chief Minister inaugurated Cancer OPD worth Rs. 19 crore and Drug Resistant TB Center established at a cost of Rs. 46 lakh in Medical College Hospital Ner Chowk. He also Inaugurated Rs. 17.81 crore Mini Secretariat building at Nerchowk, Rs. 7.87 crore bridge over Suketi Khad at Lassi Ka Padhar and Rs. 2.21 crore Lift water supply scheme for Dhangu and Ner. He also laid the foundation stone of Government Degree College Rewalsar Block-2 to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 14.80 crore and Himachal Pradesh State Cooperative Bank building at Luna Pani which would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 3.12 crore.
Addressing public meetings at Basa and Bhangrotu, the Chief Minister said that the 5 years tenure of the State government had been historic in terms of development. He said that to maintain this fast pace of development in the state the BJP government should come to power again. He said that recently the Prime Minister inaugurated and laid the foundation stone of developmental projects worth thousands of crores including the AIIMS and Hydro Engineering College in Bilaspur, Medical Devices Park at Nalagarh and Pinjore-Nalagarh fourlane national highway. The Chief Minister said that the Prime Minister had once again showed his love and respect for the rich culture of the state by attending the historic Rath Yatra of the International Dussehra festival of Kullu.
Jai Ram Thakur said that post-graduate classes would be started in Degree College Basa and efforts would be made to start Law and Hotel Management classes in Sardar Patel University campus at Basa. He also directed the officials of the Public Works Department to prepare estimate for the improvement of Mela Ground of Khyod and the construction of the stadium there. He said that Mudrika bus for Basa ITI and college and bus service from Sayanj to Baddi-Chandigarh would be started.
While addressing the public meeting at Bhangrotu, the Chief Minister said that Ayurvedic dispensaries would be opened in Khandla and Barsu villages, in case the norms are fulfilled. He said that the matter of opening ITI in Rewalsar would be brought up in the cabinet meeting soon. Chief Minister also presented an ECG machine sponsored by the State Co-operative Bank to Lal Bahadur Shastri Medical College Hospital.
In the programs organized at Basa and Bhangrotu, the local MLAs Vinod Kumar and Inder Singh Gandhi welcomed the Chief Minister and expressed their gratitude for various inaugurating and laying foundation stones of various developmental schemes.