21 fire fighting vehicles flagged off


Shimla: Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur flagged off 21 advanced fire fighting vehicles worth Rs 7.64 crore for different parts of the hill state from the Ridge, Shimla today.

He also laid foundation stones of four development projects worth Rs. 55 crore which includes Rs 19.82 crore Sabzi Mandi at Darni Ka Bagicha (Shimla), Rs 9.82 crore flyover at Khalini Chowk, Rs 7.62 crore foot over bridges phase-II and III near Vikasnagar and Rs 17.18 crore Bus Stand, Transport Office, Workshop and Commercial Complex, Dhalli in Shimla town.

Chief Minister said the Rs 1813 crore water supply scheme was being constructed for Shimla town, which on completion would provide 24 hours water supply to the hill station.

He said the double lane tunnel was being constructed in Dhalli, which would ensure smooth and uninterrupted plying of vehicle on this busy route. He said not even a single tunnel was constructed after independence in Shimla town.