Several issues, including bad roads, shortage of LPG and vacancies in government's health and education institutions, came to the fore during a review meeting of the 20-Point Programme (TPP) presided over by chief minister Virbhadra Singh here on Saturday.
Expressing concern over delay in execution of major works being implemented in the district, the chief minister asked the officers of irrigation and public health (IPH), public works department (PWD) and electricity board to debar and blacklist the contractors for five years who failed to complete the allotted work within the given time frame.
Virbhadra said such contractors would not be allowed to participate in the tender process for a period of not less than five years. He said all illegal water connections would be disconnected and officials concerned would be asked to report the same within five days.
The chief minister directed the officials concerned to expedite work on the ongoing projects, including widening of 85-km Theog-Hatkoti road stretch, in the district. “People should cooperate in construction of the roads in their area and donate land for construction of the roads voluntarily,” he added.
Taking cognisance of the complaints regarding LPG re-fills their delay in delivery in far-flung areas of Shimla district and their less weight, the chief minister directed the Indian Oil officers to take appropriate steps in this direction.