Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today dedicated several developmental projects worth around Rs. 70 crore from state secretariat through tele-conferencing in Fatehpur, Nurpur and Indora assembly segments of Kangra district including inauguration of 132 KV electric sub-station and foundation stone of Polytechnic College for women at Kadana (Rehan).The Chief Minister was scheduled to visit Kangra district for inauguration and foundation stones of these developmental projects, but had to cancel his visit due to bad weather conditions.The chopper carrying him could not reach the destination and took back to Shimla from mid air somewhere from above Hamirpur.The Chief Minister also announced foundation stone of Kudal-Jagnoli-Ghaith-Challa-Nagal-Jakhbad road to cost Rs 11.50 crore. The 10 kilometres stretch would benefit population of five panchayats of Fatehpur constituency.He also announced inauguration of Police Post at Dhangupeer completed with an outlay of Rs 90 lakh and opening of Sub-Divisional Officers(SDM) Office at Indora.
The Chief Minister announced inauguration of Ayurveda Hospital at Suliali in Nurpur Constituency, where MLA Nurpur Shri Ajay Mahajan, performed the unveiling of inauguration plaques on behalf of Chief Minister. He also announced inauguration of Water Supply Scheme, which would cater irrigation facilities to around 60 hectares of land and benefit the population of Dev-Bharari and Loharpura Panchayats. Shri Ajay Mahajan also addressed public meeting later and performed all the functional ceremonies on behalf of Chief Minister. Forest Minister Thakur Singh Bharmouri, Chairman State Finance Commission Shri Kuldeep Kumar, Vice Chairman, HP Forest Development Corporation Shri Keval Singh Pathania, Vice Chairman, HIMUDA Shri Yashwant Chhajta, MLA Shri Yadvendra Goma were present with the Chief Minister on this occasion.Transport and Technical Education Minister Shri G.S.Bali, MPP and Power Minister Shri Sujan Singh Pathania were present on the spot where the functions took place and unveiled the plaques on behalf of Chief Minister.
The Polytechnic college exclusively for women is to cost Rs 42.61 crore and would be the second Polytechnic for women in the State. He said that the Polytechnic college will be funded by Asian Development Bank under the Skill Development Scheme. He said that the classes were proposed to be started in the mentor institution at B.R. Ambedkar Government Polytechnic college at Ambota for academic session 2017-18.Meanwhile, Shri Sujan Singh Pathania who unveiled the plaque, the moment Chief Minister announced, said that Rs 14 crore, 132 KV electric substation would benefit 110 villages of Indora, Fatehpur and Jwali areas with a population of 1.25 lakh, besides minimizing transmission and distribution losses. Chairman OBC Finance Commission Shri Chander Kumar, Chairman APMC Shri Rajinder Pathania, Chairman Kangra Central Co-operative Bank Shri Jagdish Sapheiya, Chairman State Education Board Shri Balbir Tegta, BCC President Shri Ramesh Rana, Secretary Pradesh Congress Committee Shri Chetan Chambiyal, Chairman Panchayat Samiti Shri Surinder Sharma were also present on the occasion amongst others.