Shimla: Himachal Pradesh state government would be exploring the possibility of connecting Baddi-Barotiwala-Nalagarh industrial area with broad- gauge railway line by getting a feasibility survey conducted. This was revealed by Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal while interacting with the industrialists at Baddi in Nalagarh sub-division of Solan after he laid foundation stone of lift drinking water supply scheme, Abarni, to be constructed at a estimated cost of Rs. 677.70 lakh.
Dhumal said the state government would consider rewarding entrepreneurs providing hundred percent employments to Himachali in their units. He said that there was no dearth of skilled and educated youth in the state. He appealed to the industrialists to pay minimum wages to every worker on par there duties and responsibilities and warned that Department would be dealt with on par the legal provisions. He also advised them to incorporate housing plans into their projects, which would bring efficiency amongst workers.
He also laid foundation stone of Working Women Hostel at Jhar Majri , to be constructed at a cost Rs 2 crore and dedicated Pharma-cum-Food Technical Institutes at Bhatoli Kalan, at Baddi last evening. The CM said that 400 KV line sub-station project work would be executed to connect Uparla Nangal with Kunihar at cost of Rs.166 crore. He said Rs 27 crore has been spent over Uparla Nangal to Baddi 220 KV double circuit line. He said that the power transmission distribution works was being expedited to provide power to the industrialist in BBN area.
Dhumal said that Rs 12.35 crore would be spent over improvement of Barotiwala-Parwanoo road and Rs 9.63 crore would be spent on protecting Kundu, Bagwania, Patta bridges while three other bridges in the area had already been repaired. He said that the area had already been connected with Chandigarh and expressway would link it with the upcoming international airport at Mohali. He said that toll barriers at Baddi, Barotiwala and Buerowal were being computerized and beautified, equipped with proper automation to provide easy access and swift traffic movement.