Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur today inaugurated and laid foundation stones of 14 developmental projects and schemes worth Rs. 195.38 crore in Dharamshala assembly constituency. He inaugurated Rs.13.64 crore STP automation and augmentation and Amrit Neel Sarovar, Rs.24.76 crore construction and reconstruction of Jhuggis for Jhuggi dwellers, Rs. 9.37 crore intelligent and barrier-free bus shelter, Rs. 6.85 crore warehouse for Electronic Voting and VVPAT Machines, Rs. 3.55 crore 50-metre bridge over Bhagan khud on Dharamshala-Yol-Palampur-Chadhiyar road, Rs. 8.50 crore science block of government degree college Dharamshala and Rs. 67 lakh environment garden.
Chief Minister also laid the foundation stones of developmental projects worth Rs.128 crore. These included Rs. 101 crore comprehensive electrification project for Smart City Dharamshala, Rs. 8.41 crore 33 KV sub-station at Dhagwad, Rs. 7.99 crore drinking water supply scheme for Chamunda Nandikeshwar Dham and Rs. 5 crore football stadium, Rs. 2.17 crore green field gardens in Dharamshala Smart City area, Rs. 1.91 crore Shri Chamunda Mata temple and Rs. 1.56 crore science block of Government Girls Senior Secondary School Dharamshala.
Later, at a function organized on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti in police ground, Jai Ram Thakur gave away the house allotment letters to the beneficiaries of Integrated Housing and Slum Development Programme and Slum Re- Development component of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna under the aegis of Dharamshala Municipal Corporation and Dharamshala Smart City Limited. As many as 83 beneficiaries got the allotment letters.
Earlier, Chief Minister paid floral tributes to The Father of Nation Mahatma Gandhi and former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri on their birth anniversaries and garlanded the statues at Gandhi Vatika. He said Mahatma Gandhi was a harbinger of peace and non violence. He planted a sapling of Tulsi also.
Chief Minister launched a mobile App “Satyanishtha” developed by Kangra police. He also listened to the public grievances at Circuit House.MLA Dharamshala Vishal Nehria, MLA Baijnath Mulakh Raj Premi, Deputy Mayor Sarv Chand Galotia, BJP district president Chander Bhushan Nag, Deputy Commissioner Nipun Jindal, Managing Director-cum-CEO Dharamshala Smart City limited Pradeep Thakur, SP Khushal Sharma were also present among others.