Chhaila-Solan road opened for all vehicles: Suresh Bhardwaj

SHIMLA-13 August, 2019-Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj disclosed that Chhaila-Solan road has been opened for all types of vehicles keeping in view the high traffic flow on Chhaila-Shimla highway due to ongoing apple season.

While chairing a meeting of senior officers of various departments and Shimla district administration, the Minister said that the senior officers of the Public Works department have inspected this road and have found it suitable for plying of heavy vehicles as well.

He said that now the empty pick-ups will be routed from Shimla to Theog via Mashobra-Bekhalti and no vehicle would be allowed to park on Dhalli-Chowk to Bhattakufar road. The apple loaded vehicles moving to Bhattakufar Mandi will be provided tokens at Chharabra and Koti by the police official and only the vehicles having tokens will be allowed to enter Bhattakur Mandi. After auction of apples, the vehicles will not be allowed to be parked in the Mandi.

He directed the Sub Divisional Officer Shimla (Rural) to keep close vigil on the vehicular movement in Bhattakufer Mandi and also asked the National Highways officials to immediately remove the vehicles found parked on both sides of the Hassan valley road. He asked the officials of the National Highways to immediately remove the construction material for ensuring smooth movement of traffic near the old barrier on the National Highway. He also directed to ensure removing vehicles parked on either side on the Taradevi-Shoghi road.

Suresh Bhardwaj instructed the officials concerned to display the contact numbers of the motor mechanics of the Theog and Dhalli area on the notice boards set up by the police in the area and other control rooms so that the vehicles carrying apples could be repaired at the earliest in case of any mechanical failure.

He directed the Public Works department to immediately repair the Rahighat road and asked the Chairman of APMC to ensure that the apple trucks of the big companies like KTC company reaches directly to their go-downs in Malyana.

Deputy Commissioner Amit Kashyap and other senior officers of Horticulture, HPMC, PWD, HRTC, Police and other departments were present in the meeting.

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Education department signs two MoUs for setting up schools

Under the gamut of Global Investors Meet to be organized in the month of November this year, two MoUs were signed here today between the Education department and KCS Education Society, Kangra and Him Academy, Hamirpur in the presence of Education Minister Suresh Bhardwaj to set up schools in Hamirpur and Kangra districts.

Education Minister said that state government is committed to provide best education in the state and many educational institutions have been opened and upgraded in this direction. He said that KCS Education Society Kangra would open a school at Ladraur in Kangra district with an investment of Rs. 15 crore while Him Academy, Hamirpur would open a school at Rakkar with investment of 50 crore.

He said that so far, eight MoUs have been signed with total investment of almost Rs. 500 crore in the education sector in the state. He said that many more education institutions have showed keen interest to invest in the state with the noble cause of providing better education to the children residing in rural and far-flung areas of the state.

Principal Secretary, Education K.K Pant, Director, Higher Education Dr. Amarjeet Kumar Sharma, Joint Director, Colleges Dr. Pramod Chauhan, representatives of KCS Education Society Kangra and Him Academy Hamirpur were present on the occasion.