Dharamsala/ March 6
After ordering an inquiry into irregularities into the land given on lease for HPCA’s luxurious hotel The Pavillion during the previous BJP regime, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Tuesday announced to take back the Nurpur Cricket Stadium from HPCA. He said that this cricked stadium would be utilized as multipurpose stadium for sports and cultural activities.
While addressing a gathering at Nurpur in Kangra district, chief minister said that the added priority would be given for speedy development of Nurpur area which remained neglected during BJP regimes. He said that it was an important town and all pending developmental projects of the area would be completed on priority basis.
Virbhadra Singh said that a trauma centre would be established at Nurpur to ensure emergent medical facilities as it was located on national highway. He said that he had given 100 bedded Civil Hospital to Nurpur which was converted into 50 bedded by the previous BJP Government and now it would again be upgraded to 100 bedded hospital.
Singh said that the developmental works came to standstill during period of previous BJP government but the present Government was giving special emphasis on accelerating the pace of development in all parts of the state.
“The paucity of funds would not come in the way of progress and development and state government would ensure speedy development by generating own resources with its efficient financial management,” he added.
He said that the Mini Secretariat building Nurpur would be completed at the earliest and old bus stand would also be renovated to facilitate the commuters.
Chief Minister said that during his four-day long visit to Kangra district, he was meeting the people personally so as to know their grievances and expectations from the administration. This has helped in redressing most of their grievances on the spot.
Virbhadra Singh also listened to the public grievances at Nurpur. Various delegations also met the Chief Minister regarding their demands.
Earlier, Chief Minister was given rousing reception at Kotla, Shahpur, Jhonta, Bhadwar and other places en route to Nurpur.
Local MLA Ajay Mahajan welcomed the Chief Minister to his home segment and apprised the Chief Minister of various problems of the area.
Dharamsala/ March 6