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Kullu, May 16, 2015 (Online News Ind): Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said government was giving added priority to construct roads and open educational and health institutions in the most interior areas like Dodra-Kwar, Kashapath. Pangi, Bara Bhangal etc. to ensure speedy development of these areas at par with other areas of the State.

Chief Minister was presiding over a public meeting at Bhutti in remote Lag valley of Kullu district on late Friday evening, said efforts were afoot for speeding up construction of Bhubu Jot tunnel which would shorten distances by several kilometers and also help to keep the movement of vehicular traffic open throughout the year.

He said that though government had adopted policy for rationalization of schools, yet considering the tough topography of hard areas, new educational institutes could be opened to facilitate the students in getting education near to their homes.

The Chief Minister announced to open new government primary schools at Dupkan in gram panchayat Majahat and Kharka in Bhalyani panchayat. He also announced up-gradation of government primary school Summa to middle school, government middle schools Fhallan Chara Kothi, Bhumteer and Karingcha to high schools and government high schools Bagan and Dughilag to senior secondary schools.

He assured that funds would be provided for construction of road from village Tandari to Dupkan. He directed the Public Works Department for preparing detailed project report for Dupkan to Phallan, Jindi, Challah-Kadingchala-Smallang-Tiun and Satrim to Jathani roads.

The Chief Minister also directed the department for conducting survey for construction of Naghujhot power house to Grmang-II, Baggan-Bedhar-Lahi, circular road Dodra power house to lower Gadaria, Rujag-Badi Neri-Chhoti Neri, Darka power house Dughilag and Fagad nalla to Saldhari roads. He directed for maintenance and repair of over half a dozen roads damaged due to heavy rains of the area.

On the demand of the local people, Virbhadra Singh assured to take up the matter with the transport department for starting bus services between Kullu-Dughilag-Khanipand, Kullu-Mashan-Thach and Kullu-Barehiragran-Bhumteer.

He also announced Ayurvedic dispensary at Duplan and construction of community halls at Shallang village of Dukhrighar panchayat and Dupkan village of Majhat panchayat.

General Secretary of the State Congress Party welcomed the Chief Minister and also raised the demands of the area.

State Youth Congress President Sunder Singh, Vikramaditya Singh, MLA, Banjar, Karan Singh, Chairman, Wool Federation, Raghuvir Thakur, Chairman Zila Parishad, Hari Chand Sharma, DCC President, Bhudi Singh Thakur, Deputy Commissioner, Kullu Rakesh Kanwar, OSD to Chief Minister, Amit Pal Singh, Director Higher Education, Dinkar Burathoki, Congress leader, Dharamvir Dhami were also present on the occasion amongst panchayat representatives, Members of Yuvak and Mahila Mandals.

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