Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a largely attended public meeting at Rewalsar in Balh Vidhan Sabha area of Mandi district today announced upgradation of CHC Rewalsar to Civil Hospital, opening of Fire Sub Station at Rewalsar, upgradation of Police Post Rewalsar to Police Station, opening of Veterinary Hospital at Durgapur, construction of helipad in the area, Rs. 2 crore for upgradation of Kalkhar to Ratti road and starting bus service from Sundernagar to Bathan.
Chief Minister said that inaugurations and foundation stones of 27 developmental projects worth Rs. 251 crore were performed in Balh area today which shows the concern of the State Government towards development of the area. He said that Rewalsar was an important tourism and religious destination. He said that the area was centre of religious faith of Hindus, Sikhs and Buddhists. He said that the State Government was committed to develop this area from tourism point of view.
Jai Ram Thakur said that the Rs. 44 crore lift water supply scheme to partially covered habitations at Rewalsar, foundation stone of which was laid by him today, would go a long way in solving the water problem of the area. He said that NDRF Battalion being setup at Behna would provide immediate assistance to the people of the State at the time of any natural calamity. He said that Balh would come on the international tourism map once the International Airport of Balh was constructed.
Chief Minister said that the Covid pandemic has badly affected the development in the world, but despite this crisis, the State Government ensured that no one in the State was deprived of treatment for want of oxygen, medicine etc. He said that the steps taken by the State Government in tackling the pandemic has been appreciated even at the Central level. He said that the State has also achieved target of cent per cent vaccination of first dose of people of above the age of 18 years in the State and Prime Minister Narendra Modi has appreciated the State Government’s efforts in this regard and virtually interacted with the corona warriors of the State. He said that the previous Government did nothing in the State for strengthening health infrastructure in the State. He also urged the people for their wholehearted support to the State Government so that the pace of development goes uninterrupted.
Earlier, the Chief Minister inaugurated Rs. one crore 25-meter span bridge over Ghambar Khud on Chowki Chandrahan Kothi Gehr road, Rs. 5 crore Government Degree College building at Rewalsar, Rs 4.39 crore Gurkotha to Ghadaitar road, Rs. 3.08 crore Ropari to Khudi road, Rs 5.07 crore Rewalsar-Pingla-Thona-Dharampur road, Rs. 9.12 crore Ambla-Galoo to Gadiatar road, Rs. 1 crore Electrical Sub Station building at Rewalsar and Rs. 3.53 crore 55-meter span bridge over Ghambar Khad on Mandi-Rewalsar-Kalkhar road.
Chief Minister also laid foundation stones of Rs. 44 crore lift water supply scheme to partially covered habitations at Rewalsar and performed Bhoomi Pujan of M/T of Ghour Nallah to Chhajwahan road to be constructed by spending Rs. 2.75 crore.
MLA Balh Inder Singh Gandhi, while welcoming the Chief Minister, detailed various demands of the area. He urged the Chief Minister to open an ITI and fire sub-station at Rewalsar.
Member Zila Parishad and District BJP General Secretary Priyanta Sharma welcomed the Chief Minister and other dignitaries present on the occasion. She also detailed various demands of the area.
Jal Shakti Minister Mahender Singh Thakur, MLA Sarkaghat Col. Inder Singh, MLA Nachan Vinod Kumar, MLA Drang Jawahar Thakur, Chairman MILKFED Nihal Chand Sharma, Chairman Zila Parishad Pal Verma, Chairman Waqf Board Rajbali, Deputy Commissioner Arindam Chaudhary, Superintendent of Police Shalini Agnihotri, Chief Engineer PWD Ajay Gupta were present on the occasion among others.