The Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today claimed that this Government had made the new record after constructing 2314 kilometre new road during the last five years in the state. Addressing a public meeting at Kumersain in Shimla district today Mr. Singh said that hardly there were only 288 kilometres during the formation of the state which was now around 37000 kilometres. During the last five years of this Government’s regime, around 2314 kilometres of new road length was constructed, besides 864 villages were connected with roads by constructing 215 bridges.
As far as the education was concerned, we have opened new educational institutions right from primary schools to colleges in numbers and upgraded many. Though I am often criticised by the opposition for the opening number of the educational institution in the State, I believe that educating the youth means educating the Nation as a whole to create a civilised society, he said. There were around 137 colleges in the state as of now and the present government has opened as many as 58 colleges during last five years.
He said that the government had given adequate land for the opening of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the State as required by Union Ministry of Health and the Prime Minister was going to lay its foundation soon. Besides, to strengthen the health infrastructure, around 230 new health institutions were either opened or upgraded in the state during the last five years of its regime.