CM announces SDM office, degree college for Kupvi

Tribune News Service

Shimla, November 28

Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 46 developmental projects worth about Rs 180 crore at Kupvi in Chopal Assembly constituency of Shimla district.

Addressing a public meeting at Kupvi, he announced an SDM office and a degree college for the town, besides JE sections of the PWD, Jal Shakti and HPSEB Limited at Balghar. He also announced the opening of a Primary Health Centre (PHC) at Kothi Halog and upgrade of PHC Chailla to CHC. The veterinary dispensary at Pulbahal would be upgraded to veterinary hospital and a helipad would be constructed at Gadala in Chopal, he stated.

Thakur said the present state government was working without any vengeance and vendetta and ensuring equal development of the entire state. He accused the previous state government of dividing people even on the basis of colour of caps. He also directed the contractors to ensure that all developmental works were completed in time.

Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated Rs 8.04-crore road from Chapandli to Chilla, Rs 6.45-crore Reuni to Khagna road and Rs 9.22-crore Integrated Power Development Scheme for Chopal town.

He laid the foundation stones of Rs 10.74-crore balance and metalling work and tarring of the road from Chanjalpul to Rewalpur Sihara, Jailly, Matal Batludhar Shilabha and Kula Batara; Rs 30.96-crore Lift Water Supply Schemes (LWSS) to various habitations under the IPH subdivision Kupvi and Chopal, Rs 11.43-crore sewerage system to Chopal and Rs 9.07-crore cluster under the Horticulture Development Project.

Chopal MLA Balbir Verma said Kupvi needed special preference in matters of development. He said that a few road projects were hanging fire due to the Forest Conservation Act and urged for early clearance to the same.

Courtesy: Tribune News Service

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