Nadda, Thakur assess the progress of AIIMS construction in Bilaspur

BJP National President JP Nadda and Himachal Prime Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Tuesday reviewed the progress of various development works at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Bilaspur.

Nadda said that working with full dedication in the service of man the tradition has been followed by the doctors of AIIMS. Therefore, no compromise can be made with the quality of the institution and potential of doctors, he added.

He appreciated the efforts of the Center and the State Government to set up the 750-bed AIIMS facility in Bilaspur, with a release of 1,471 crore, which is closer to completion. Special emphasis was placed on placing physicians and health professionals along with infrastructure development at AIIMS, he said.

Nadda said work on four lanes of the Kiratpur-Ner Chowk National Highway was underway. He said work was also underway on the Bhanupalli railway line, which would lay 48.6 km of railway in Himachal. As many as 20 tunnels and 26 main bridges would be built on this track, he added.

Jai Ram sei a 1,400-crore project is underway to restore the Bilaspur temples, which were submerged in Govind Sagar Lake. The project will be carried out in three phases with the help of foreign agencies, he added.

He said Bilaspur would be developed as an ideal tourist destination.

So said the Prime Minister The 66-crore Kol dam lift drinking water project has been approved with the aim of supplying 21 lakh liters of drinking water daily to AIIMS and Hydrotechnical College, of which 97% work has been completed.

An amount of 10 crore is being spent on the construction of a 50-bed maternity and child care center in Bilaspur, 70% of which has been completed, he said, adding that Bilaspur Regional Hospital is also being refurbished.

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