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CM directs for early repair of roads and bridges in Lahaul valley

Virbhadra Singh, HP CM Virbhadra Singh, Himachal Pradesh CM, Ravi Thakur
Shimla : Taking a serious note of condition of roads and incomplete work on few bridges in Lahaul Valley, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that no laxity or excuses pertaining to work on bridges and maintenance of roads in the Valley would be tolerated.

He was addressing simultaneous public meetings at  Keylong, Jhalama and at Udaipur sub division in the Tribal Lahaul and Spiti district today. He said that closure of Rohtang Pass was no excuse for delay of development works and directed the PWD, IPH, Health and other departments to gather all necessary paraphernalia required before Rohtang Pass closes for vehicular traffic so that the development activities in the valley may not come to standstill due to closure of the Pass.

He directed that the bridges which were the main link between villages located on either side of River Chandra Bhaga or in Mayad Valley should be completed on priority. He said, “I have observed that the works which are required to be finished within a year or two are taking more than four to five years for completion”, adding that the government proposes to connect every village of the State with roads.

He took note of incomplete work on few bridges in Mayad Valley and directed the authorities to complete the bridges at Challing, Karpat and Nalda by November, 2015 by working overtime.

He said that the Syphan-Jhunda irrigation supply scheme and few other irrigation schemes which were pending from last many years should be completed on priority and he would personally monitor the pace of works. He said that in tribal areas, water supply schemes needed to be completed on priority and those which required repairs, should soon be revived.

He said that each scheme of PWD, IPH, Health and Power departments would be audited and remarks in the Annual Appraisal Reports (AAR) would be made accordingly. The officers should not just serve in tribal areas for the sake of completion of their tenure but should be committed towards their responsibility.

He said that the up-gradation of schools would be considered as per the norms and only at those places or areas, where there was a dire need. A cheque of Rs 12.50 lakh was presented to the Chief Minister by the Deputy Commissioner on behalf of the officers and officials of Keylong and Udaipur Sub division.

Earlier, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of Stage/Mela ground of Kala Kendra at Trilokinath to cost 48 lakhs, foundation stones of expansion of Police ground at Keylong 55.66 lakhs and Khadi Gramudyog Bhawan to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.75 crore. 

He also inspected the newly constructed sports stadium at Udaipur, gymnasium at Keylong and Mulling bridge. He also paid obeisance at Mrikula and Trilokinath temples.

State Youth Congress President Shri Vikramaditya Singh, while speaking on the occasion, said that the Youth Congress would take up the issue of the youth of the valley effectively with the government. 

The government had decided to open Skill Development Corporation so as to create opportunities of employment to the youth of the State and the corporation would have its tie up with the big industrial houses and various projects.

Ravi Thakur, Vice-Chairman National SC/ST Corporation and the local MLA, welcomed the Chief Minister and placed demands of the area.

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