Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Monday announced Rs 50 crore for development of the famous Mata Chintpurni Dham in Una district for convenience of the tourists and pilgrims visiting this holy shrine.

He was addressing a public meeting at Maharana Pratap government Degree College, Amb in Chintpurni assembly constituency of Una district on Monday.

Thakur said that Chintpurni shrine was a world famous shrine where lakhs of devotees and tourists visit round the year. He said that under this project infrastructure and other basic facilities would be developed to facilitate the visitors and a helipad would also be constructed near the shrine to facilitate high end tourists and devotees visiting this religious place.

The CM said that the present state government came into power by getting about 48 per cent vote share in the last Assembly elections. He said that since then the state government was working with great dedication and commitment to come up to the expectations of the people of the state.

During the small period of about ten months the state government has initiated several schemes for development of the state. He said that the state was fortunate that the central leadership was sympathetic towards developmental aspirations of the people of the state and had sanctioned projects worth Rs 9,000 crore for the state.

Thakur said work on all the central projects would be expedited so that people of the state could reap the benefit of these projects. During ten months tenure of the state government, he has visited 56 Assembly constituencies of the state to ensure balanced development and welfare of every section of the society. He said that the government was working without the attitude of vengeance and vendetta and the government does not believe in witch hunting with political motive, but would not spare those found guilty of any kind of corruption.

The CM said that the thirty new schemes launched by the state government in the budget were being effectively implemented. Gharini Suvidha Yojna was for women and Mukhiya Mantri Swablamban Yojna was aimed at empowerment of youth and Jan Manch Programme for redressal of public grievances of the general public. He said that Gudiya Helpline was launched for safety of girls and women of the state and Hoshiyar Singh Helpline was launched for checking corruption in the state.

He said that all these schemes were poised to make Himachal Pradesh a most developed state of the country.

Earlier, the Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of improvement of Bharwain- Chintpurni-Pacca Tiala road to be completed at a cost of Rs 16.15 crore which would benefit over 13,000 people of the area.

He laid foundation stone of Kinnu- Guret road and bridge over Gour Khad to be constructed by spending an amount of Rs 3.47 crore and of Kalruhi-Mather-Lohara link road and bridge over Kalruhi Khad to be constructed at a cost of Rs 6.87 crore.