Shimla town gets more parking places, infra projects


Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur dedicated and laid foundation stone of developmental projects worth Rs 63.06 crore in Shimla town.

He inaugurated Ajeevika Bhawan constructed with an outlay of Rs. 10.50 crore. Chief Minister also laid foundation stone of stabilization of Ridge and development of open space with an expenditure of Rs 33 crore and construction of parking for 200 vehicles near Auckland tunnel with an expenditure of Rs 6.49 crore.

He  laid foundation stone of development work of bus stand near Shri Gurudwara Sahib Shimla where parking facility for 250 vehicles would be provided. He laid foundation stone of construction work of parking for 150 vehicles in SDA Complex Kusumpati.

While addressing the gathering at Ajeevika Bhawan, the Chief Minister said that the present state government has ensured unprecedented development of Shimla town. He said that a sea change development was being witnessed during the tenure of present state government. He said that unparallel development was being ensured with the synergy of centre and state government.

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Chief Minister said that the state government was implementing various developmental projects in Shimla Town under Shimla Smart City project with provision of State-of-Art amenities for local people and tourists visiting the state. He said that with an estimated expenditure of Rs. 760 crore, this project would ensure multi-faceted development of Shimla town with systematic construction.

Jai Ram Thakur said that construction of 22 parking projects worth Rs. 120.30 crore were under progress under Shimla Smart City project in Shimla Town. The main parking areas that were being developed were near new block and auditorium of IGMC, Vikasnagar, Sankatmochan, SDA complex and Totu Bangla Colony.

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Chief Minister said that to encourage e-mobility in the town, the process of purchase of 20 new e-buses was under progress and e-charging stations with an expenditure of Rs. 3 crore would be setup.

Solar power plant grid would be set up with a cost of Rs. 9 crore by HIMURJA under Smart City on government building to save electricity. Integrated Command and Control Centre would be set up at Shimla and Dharamshala which would provide 24×7 monitoring of facilities being provided to the citizens alongwith safety and security.

An amount of Rs. 4 crore has been provided to Police Department for setting up CCTV cameras and purchase of traffic tools.

He said that smart classrooms would be developed in 11 Government Senior Secondary Schools and smart studio would be developed at Directorate of Education.