Shimla , 24th January : Chief Minister Thakur Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu today sanctioned Rs. 100 crore for enhancing and strengthening the infrastructure in Shimla town to increase the footfall of the tourists and facilitate the local people. He said that Rs. 55 crore would be spent on underground power cables in Shimla which would ensure proper ducts facilities.
He said that this would provide uninterrupted and 24×7 power supply to the consumers even during heavy snowfall and adverse weather in the town. He said that this step would enhance the aesthetic appeal of Shimla town to the tourists besides restoring the old glory of the town.
The Chief Minister said that the State Government would also spend Rs. 45 crore for improvement and widening of Circular road in Shimla. He said that the decongestion of the road would go a long way in facilitating the local public and tourists and ensuring smooth flow of vehicular movement. He directed the PWD department to remove all the bottlenecks on this road for the convenience of the commuters.
The present State Government had initiated various schemes to attract more tourists to the State and a target of around five crore tourists had been fixed and necessary infrastructure was being created for their convenience.