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Himachal CM urges Centre Government funding for Bhanupali-Bilaspur-Leh railway line

Bijender Sharma | November 08, 2020 05:05 PM

SHIMLA: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur called on Union Railways Minister Piyush Goel at New Delhi today.

Chief Minister requested the Union Minister for hundred percent centre government funding for the strategically important Bhanupali-Bilaspur-Leh railway line. He said that state has limited funds and requested for complete funding by Centre as the railway line is very important for state as well as country.

Chief Minister also urged for expansion of rail network in the state and identifying new routes for railway lines. He said that so far roads are the major mode of connectivity in the state however state government is making efforts to strengthen air connectivity also. He said that expansion of rail network is a long pending demand of the state and with the construction of Bhanupali- Bilaspur- Leh railway line connectivity will be further strengthened in the state.

Jai Ram Thakur also requested for support from centre for setting up of Bulk Drug Pharma Park in Una district. He said that Himachal Pradesh is already a leader in drug production and is a pharmaceutical hub of the country and added that this project would be another feather in the cap of the state and would generate employment opportunities thereby boosting the industrial sector.

Rajneesh, Resident Commissioner, Dr. R.N. Batta Principal Private Secretary to Chief Minister were also present in the meeting.

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