Rs. 3.25 Crore bridge to be constructed on Giri River- Dhumal

Shimla/ Aug 20

Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal said that a bridge on Giri river for Dublu-Shergaon  would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 3.25 crore on priority basis for providing connectivity between Shimla, Solan and Sirmaur districts.  He was addressing a mammoth public meeting after dedicating six kilometre long Dublu-Lakhoti link road, Government Senior Secondary School building constructed at a cost of Rs. one crore and  lift drinking water supply scheme constructed at a cost of Rs. 65 lakh at Dublu and Balog village on Monday. Earlier, he performed the foundation stone laying ceremony of additional block of Government Senior Secondary School at Janedghat to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 40 lakh.

Chief Minister said that road construction was the top priority of the State Government. He said that Government was committed to connect every village of the State with roads. He said that road connectivity to Dublu area was provided during BJP regime and with the construction of bridge on Giri river  this area would be connected with Sirmaur and Solan districts.  He said that Government was also exploring the possibilities of constructing tunnels in various parts of the State. He said that a tourist information centre at a cost of Rs. 10 lakh would be opened at Janedghat near Chail.

Dhumal accused the UPA Government of discriminating with the state and said that Central Government was not providing Himachal Pradesh its legitimate right which amounts to Rs. 4000 crore in BBMB hydel projects despite verdict of Supreme Court in this direction.

He said that UPA Government was curtailing the quota of rice, sugar, kerosene oil and LPG of the state which was unfortunate. He said that UPA Government had withdrawn the special industrial package before its due term which was provided by the then NDA Government for ten years.  He said that it had affected the industrial growth in the State. He said that UPA Government had also imposed ban on loan limit of the State, which had also affected the pace of development.

Chief Minister accused the Delhi Congress Government for re-imposing six percent commission on produce of the fruit growers of the State in Delhi markets. He said that this commission was abolished during the regime of Dr. Sahib Singh Verma, the then Chief Minister of Delhi.He said that Lift Irrigation Scheme would be constructed in Dublu and Rakhoti area to provide irrigation facilities to the farmers.

Horticulture and Health Minister Narender Bragta and other prominent persons were also present on the occasion.