Virbhadra Singh

Himachal government has connected as many as 255 villages with road facility. Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh, while addressing a public meeting at Chowai, in Ani sub-division of district Kullu today, said the government has constructed over 1366 km new motorable roads and 134 bridges in the last three years.

The Chief Minister further revealed that under PMGSY 241 DPRs amounting to Rs. 532 crore for 2267 km. road length have been sanctioned.

Singh said the government was making efforts to connect every village by roads. Roads were life-lines of development and lead to socio-economic development and effect betterment in lives of people. He also assured to connect tribal and hard areas of the state with tunnel to ensure all season connectivity. He said that the Rohtang tunnel was due to complete shortly. Similarly, there was a proposal to construct a tunnel beneath Jalori Pass so that distance between Ani and Kullu gets short enough, he added.

He said the priority of the Government was education, health and roads besides welfare of the common man. The CM asked to maintain the quality of education. He said

“As of now we have highly trained teachers but it had been observed that few teachers spend most of the time achieving their self-interests. The trained teachers should concentrate not only to get the students pass the exams but their motive should be that their students should excel in academics”

The Chief Minister advised students to strive to increase their percentage beyond 90 percent. The Government intends to strengthen the educational infrastructure now. Himachal today was second in the field of literacy after Kerala, he further added.