Chief minister Virbhadra Singh announced various developmental projects worth Rs 9 crore for remote Bharmour and Holi areas of Chamba district telephonically on Wednesday.
The developmental projects include a bridge on Ravi River on Tiyari road in Holi area to be constructed at a cost of Rs 2 crore, Holi Jabal Sewerage Scheme worth Rs 2.39 crore, Sutkar-Banaun-Holi drinking water augmentation scheme worth Rs 1.10 crore, foundation stone of Bharmour Community Health Centre to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.98 crore and Alternate Helipad to be constructed at a cost of Rs 1.38 crore.
Chief minister's tour to tribal areas of the region was cancelled in the morning due to inclement weather condition.
In his message to the people of the area, Virbhadra said the state government has accorded top priority for development of tribal and far-flung areas of the state and sufficient funds would be made available for various works in these areas.
The CM said he was keen to attend the foundation stone laying ceremonies of the projects in the area, but could not attend the same owing to bad weather.
“Keeping in view the limited working season, I have performed foundation stone laying ceremonies of these projects through telephone so that the construction work can be started in time for people's benefit,” Virbhadra said, adding that the officers concerned have been directed to complete these projects in a time-bound manner.