CM Of Himachal Pradesh Lays Foundation Stone For Road Projects Worth Rs. 26 Crore
PMGSY, an ambitious Rs. 60,000 crore rural road connectivity scheme launched by the former Prime Minister late Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2000-2001 during his Prime Ministership has proved a boon for the State of Himachal Pradesh. Under this scheme, thousands of villages have been provided road connectivity by spending over Rs. 3000 crore in the State since its launch. This was stated by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur while addressing a largely attended public meeting at Pahnallah in Kullu district today.
Chief Minister said that the State Government allocated Rs. 200 crore for the current financial year for maintenance of roads in the State. He said that in addition, Rs. 4082 crores has been earmarked for the Public Works Department. He said that this would ensure the best road facilities particularly in the rural areas of the State. He said that he was committed for the balanced and all-round development of the State and to ensuring this, out of 68 constituencies he has already toured 52 Vidhan Sabha areas of the State.
Jai Ram Thakur said that today itself he has laid the foundation stone of road projects worth about Rs. 26 crore. This would ensure better road connectivity to the remote villages of the area. He said that development in the State was not possible without the generous Central assistance. He said that the State Government has succeeded in getting financial assistance of Rs. 6000 crore for the State from Centre due to the love and benevolence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.