Complete Nalagarh-Swarghat National Highway by 30th June, CM tells PWD

SHIMLA- 22 February, 2018-Chief Minister Shri Jai Ram Thakur who was addressing a public meeting at Nichla Khera in Nalagarh constituency of Solan district directed the PWD authorities to complete the work on Nalagarh-Swarghat National Highway by 30th June, 2018. 

The Chief Minister also directed to expedite the work on Bangana Colony to Chownkiwala Road and also for refurbishing Chownkiwala to Dherowal Road on which a sum of Rs. 5 crore would be spent. 

He said that the demand pertaining to setting up Trauma centre would be taken up with Union Health Minister alongwith a proposal in this regard to the Union Health Ministry. He assured to fulfil the vacant posts in Health institutions in the area. 

He said that the government will work without any bias and with equality for all regions no matter whether the constituency was being represented by either BJP or Congress MLAs. For me the people of State were one and my government was committed to extend all the welfare services to them. 

The Chief Minister said that the government had adopted zero-tolerance towards corruption and was committed to provide transparent and clean administration. 

He said that the Congress leaders were eager to know what the government had done in around 54 day’s and were seeking reply from the government. What have they done and blunders they have committed since post independence. The State Congress Leadership has left the State in debt trap, he said adding that there was a debt loan of Rs 46,500 crore. Near elections, the Congress Leaders laid foundation stones of numerous projects without any budgetary provisions. He said the state during Congress regime was ruled by the retired officers, who were solely working for the former Chief Minister and not for welfare of the people of the State. This team of retired and tired persons were working for a single Congress leader only for their selfish motives, he said.

My Government made it sure that such officers sit at home, said the Chief Minister. Earlier, the Chief Minister laid foundation stone of Lift drinking Water Supply Scheme (LWSS) at Khera Nichla, Khera Gharat and group of villages to cost Rs. 2.20 crore to facilitate a population of 3242 people of five villages of the area. 

Truck Union Nalagarh presented a cheque of Rs. 11 lakh to Chief Minister towards Chief Minister Relief Fund. The Chief Minister also thanked the Union for the same. 

Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Shri Rajiv Saizal also spoke on the occasion and lauded the decisions of the present government for lowering the age for social justice pension from 80 to 70 years besides initiating steps for women empowerment. 

Former MLA Shri K.L. Thakur welcomed and honoured the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. He urged for expediting work on Nalagarh-Swarghat National Highways for which a sum of Rs 121 crore had already been sanctioned  but the previous government delayed the work on it. He also urged for widening of road Bangana Colony to Chownkiwala on which an amount of around Rs.2.63 crore is estimated. He also urged for refurbishment of Chownkiwala to Dherowal road and PWD Rest house in the constituency. He also urged for starting Ramshehar Drinking Water Supply Scheme which will benefit around 50 villages. He also urged for Trauma Centre at Nalagarh. 

MLA Shri Paramjit Singh (Pammi),  Former MLAs Smt. Vinod Chandel, Shri Govind Sharma,  Vice-Chairman, Khadi Board Shri Purshottam Guleria, were also present on the occasion amongst others. 


 Prescribe Generic Medicines ; HM tells Doctors

 Health & family Welfare Minister  Vipin Singh Parmar has directed all the Doctors in the State to prescribe only generic medicines while treating patients in hospital and dispensaries. Prescribing costly medicines amidst availability of generic medicines was injustice to the poor patient and it also thwarted the process of better health services in the State.


He was reviewing health services in the State with Chief Medical Officers, Block Medical Officers here at Shimla today. He said along with availability of medicines in the hospital it was also necessary that quality of medicines was also checked at regular intervals.


He said cleanliness should be maintained in all the hospital, the toilets and hygienic conditions of kitchens should be ensured at all cost. He said that cleanliness should be maintained at every corner in the health institutions.


The Minister also asked Chief Medical Officers to be in regular communication with PWD authorities for timely construction of health institutions in their respective districts.


 Transport Development and Road Safety Council will be constituted soon: Transport Minister

 State level transport development and road safety council will be constituted with experts on road safety as well as officers of line departments, said Transport Minister Gobind Thakur in meeting of officers of transport department here at Shimla today.

 He said road safety action plan will be completed by 31st March' 2018 so that roads were safer for human life. Special awareness campaigns will be launched at School and College level to create wide awareness amongst youngsters at very initial stage.

 He asked officers to accelerate work on proposed transport towns at Baddi and Una.