Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur said that Chopal area in Shimla district would be developed from tourism point of view and efforts would be made to get some tourism projects from the government of India for this area. The Chief Minister who was addressing a public meeting at Chopal today said that He said Chopal Assembly segment would be given due importance in terms of development.He said that the State government had committed itself towards the welfare and development of the State and during a period of last six months, he had visited 49 Vidhan Sabha areas. He said that he himself belong to a family of farmer and understand the developmental need of the common man.He said that for development of tourism, the Union government has sanctioned Rs. 1900 crore for the State. For the first time, the State government has made a provision of Rs. 50 crore for development of tourism sector.The Chief Minister announced Rs 1.25 crore for Degree College Chopal, starting of three new trades in ITI Chopal, enhancing the bed capacity of civil hospital Chopal from 50 to 100 beds and also announced that Mukhaya Mantri Adarsh School would be opened in Chopal. He inaugurated SDPO building at Chopal, PHC (level-I) building at Sarain, construction of Kiartu Nallah to Kafrona Bomta road and Science Lab building for Government Senior Secondary School, Chopal constructed at a cost of Rs. 62.30 lakh, Rs. 48 lakh, Rs146 lakh and Rs. 103 lakh respectively.
He also performed foundation stone laying ceremony of Rs. 10 crore widening and strengthening of Sainj Chopal, Nerwa Fedaj road under CRF, construction of livelihood Centre with production centre at Chopal to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 529 lakh, mettalling and tarring on Reuni (Sajnalla) to Khagna road to be completed at a cost of Rs 6.45 crore, mettalling and tarring on Maraog to Dasholi road to be completed at a cost of Rs. 3.49 crore, laid foundation stone of 19 meter span RCC T-beam bridge over Lohana khad on Marog-Matal road to be completed by spending Rs. 195.30 lakh, mettaling and tarring on Kelvi to Lohana road with a cost of Rs. 70 lakh, building of Senior Secondary School with Science Lab at Sarain to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 408.39 lakh and building of Senior Secondary School at Dhabas to be constructed at a cost of Rs 120.19 lakh.Chief Minister was accorded rousing welcome by the people of the constituency. Several social, political, cultural organizations and NGOs honoured the Chief Minister on the occasion.MLA Chopal Balbir Verma presented a cheque of Rs 1 lakh while Principal, staff and students of Senior Secondary School Chopal presented a cheque of Rs 31,000 to the Chief Minister towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund.Member of Parliament Virender Kashyap while addressing the gathering on the occasion detailed various welfare schemes launched byUnion Government.MLA Balbir Verma detailed various developmental demands of the area. He urged the Chief Minister to provide liberal assistance for developmental works in the area.Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj, MLA Narinder Bragta, Chairman HP State Co-operative Bank Khushi Ram Balnatha, Chairman APMC Naresh Sharma, BJP Mandal President Mangat Ram Sharma, State BJP Working Committee Member Seema Mehta were also present on the occasion among others.