Technical education minister GS Bali on Sunday informed that the state government had sanctioned Rs 14 crore for the infrastructure development in the newly opened Rajiv Gandhi Government Engineering College, Nagrota Bagwan. Addressing a press conference in Kangra, Bali said the government earlier released Rs 6 crore for construction of the college building.
“Two students have been admitted to separate courses in this college in the current academic year and the total number of students will go up to 400, next year,” said Bali, adding that the public works department had been directed to complete the construction work on the college building in the stipulated time.
Bali said the government had also identified land for Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) depot opened at Nagrota Bagwan and formalities of the land transfer would be completed at the earliest.
The minister said the construction work on the Nagrota- Mubarikpur national highway was being taken on war footing.
Bali, who also holds portfolio of transport minister, informed that recently 540 buses had been included in the HRTC fleet and the government was in process of procuring 750 more buses under Jwaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.