Tribune News Service
Shimla, July 13
Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated and laid foundation stones of development projects of about Rs 76.25 crore in the Jubbal area of the Jubbal-Kotkhai Vidhan Sabha segment in Shimla district through video-conferencing from Shimla.
The projects include the Rs 4.14-crore Dhansar village link road constructed under the PMGSY, upgrade and metalling of the Ghayan-Sojala link road completed at a cost of Rs 3.85 crore to facilitate around 450 persons, the Malog-Pansari link road at a cost of Rs 54.46 lakh.
He inaugurated drinking water supply schemes for the left-out habitations of Shilli gram panchayat constructed at a cost of Rs 79.09 lakh and for partially-covered habitations of Mandal gram panchayat constructed at a cost of Rs 40.78 lakh. He also inaugurated the subdivision office and a store of the Public Works Department at Saraswati Nagar (Hatkoti), constructed at a cost of Rs 39 lakh.
The Chief Minister laid the foundation stones of a 66-KV Sub-Station at Hatkoti to be constructed at a cost of Rs 39.58 crore to facilitate about one lakh people, an auditorium of Lal Bahadur Shastri Government Degree College, Saraswati Nagar, to be built at a cost of Rs 8.37 crore, a building of the Veterinary Hospital at Nakarari to be constructed at a cost of Rs 30 lakh, besides laying the foundation stones of Rs 6.43-crore lift and flow drinking water supply schemes for the left-out houses in the villages of Ravi, Thana, Pandranu, Jhalta, Giltadi and Anti gram panchayats under the Jal Jivan Mission.
The Chief Minister said that the government had ensured that horticultural activities did not suffer due to the lockdown by exempting horticulture and farm activities from restrictions.
He said that over 300 shops of horticulture implements and inputs were allowed to open even during the lockdown.
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