Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal dedicated newly constructed shopping complex at Main Bazar Hamirpur constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.90 crore to the small traders of the town. He also performed foundation stone laying ceremony of office building of District Attorney near Mini Secretariat, Hamirpur to be constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.12 crore.
Chief Minister also dedicated new parking complex to the people of the town constructed at a cost of Rs. 2.07 crore under integrated development of Hamirpur as a Tourist Circuit. The new parking complex would accommodate over 80 vehicles on the ground floor, 60 at first floor and thereby providing parking facilities to 140 vehicles near the Collectorate.
Speaking on the occasion, Chief Minister said that Rs. 18.54 crore had been sanctioned for Hamirpur Circuit for development of various wayside amenities to facilitate the visitors and local people as well. He said that parking was one of the component of Circuit while Rs. 11 crore had been spent over construction of Hotel Management Institute, Rs. 25 lakh has been spent on parking slot at Sujanpur, Rs. 25 lakh spent on high mast light at Deothsidh and parking slot, Rs. 22 lakh has been spent on high mast light, toilets in Hamirpur town, Rs. 12 lakh spent on helipad at Kanjyan. He said that Rs. 105 lakh had been spent over the development of parking slot, public toilets and Tourist Information Centre at Deothsidh. Rs. 103 lakh were being spent on beautification of Tauni Devi, Awah Devi and Gasota Mahadev.
He said that Rs. 80.68 lakh were being spent over the beautification of pond at Taal, Rs. 75 lakh to be spent over the development of parking, Tourist Information Centre and toilets at Nadaun while Rs. 40 lakh would also be spent over the setting up of Tourist Information Centre, park and public toilets at Targhel Ukhali. He said that river rafting would also be introduced in river Beas at Choru in Nadaun Sub Division of Hamirpur district and adequate sign boards would be displayed in different parts of the district by spending Rs. 20 lakh over the same.
Prof. Dhumal said that new dimensions were being given to the tourism in the State and Hamirpur district would be one of them where added preference was being given to tourism promotion activities.
Urmil Thakur, MLA, Sarla Sharma, Chairperson, Zila Parishad, Pyare Lal Sharma, Chairman, APMC and State President, BJP Kisan Morcha, R.S. Mankotia, Chairman, Kangra Central Cooperative Bank, Lokender Chauhan, Managing Director, Himachal Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation, Rajender Singh, Deputy Commissioner, Madhusudan Sharma, Superintendent of Police and other senior officers of the district were present on the occasion.