Taklech/Rampur: Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said that the priority of the State Government was to accelerate the pace of development with special emphasis on remote and far flung areas so that these could be brought at par with other parts of the State.

He was addressing a public meeting at Taklech in Rampur area of Shimla district after inaugurating PWD Rest House constructed at a cost of Rs. 1.10 crore. He said that apart from officials it would also provide boarding facilities to the tourists visiting the area. He said that the State Government was giving boost to the rural tourism and State Government would ensure that all basic amenities were being provided to them in remote areas of the State.

Earlier, Chief Minister laid foundation stone of Lift Water Supply Scheme from Kashpat to Densa via Pataina Kuhal and Chiksa. He said that Rs. 16 crore would be spent on its construction which would facilitate 11300 people of 19 villages of six Panchayats.

Virbhadra Singh also inaugurated Rs. 1.40 crore Senior Secondary School building at Majheothi. He said that Rs. 28 crore was being spent by PWD Department on various construction works in Rampur assembly constituency with emphasis on construction of roads. He said that the work on Dandol-Kashpat road, Deothi-Keem road, Kuridhar-Chunja, Kayargala-Kunnath road and Lalasa-Shandal-Majeli road in Rampur area had been speeded up.

MP Pratibha Singh, Chief Parliamentary Secretary Nand Lal, Khoob Ram, MLA, Chandreshwar Prasad, Chairman, Zila Parishad, Vice President, HPSIDC Atul Sharma, Chairman, MC Rampur, Deepak Sood, Advisor to the Chief Minister T.G Negi, Deputy Commissioner Dinesh Malhotra and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.

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