Ropeway to connect Baddi industrial area with Kasauli

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Solan, Nov 24 (UNI) The Himachal Pradesh Government is exploring the possibilities to connect Kalu Jhanda in Baddi industrial area with Kasuali heights through a ropeway to give boost to tourism in the area.

This was stated by Chief Minister Prem Kumar Dhumal while addressing a public meeting in Kalu-Jhanda in Doon assembly segment of this district after he laid the foundation stone of an educational complex 'Atal Shiksha Kunj' and an integrated township at Mandhala to be named as Atal Nagar.

"The State Government is committed to create quality industrial infrastructure in the industrial areas to facilitate the existing and prospective entrepreneurs making industrial investments in the state," he said.

He said that the state Government would also consider to develop six laned Pinjore-Swarghat road in association with Haryana Government to facilitate smooth movement of industrial traffic.

Prof Dhumal said the state government would be setting up Single Window offices at the industrial areas of Baddi, Nalagarh, Paonta Sahib, Kala Amb, Gwalthai, Sansarpur Terrace etc to facilitate the prospective industrialists in completion of all codal formalities.

Assuring the industrialist that the State Government would be making all out effort to develop the entire industrial area in a planned manner, the Chief Minister appealed to them to honour the condition provided in the New Industrial Policy and provide 70 per cent employment to the local people at all level.

He said that the State Government would also consider attaching patwar circles of Kalu Jhanda and adjoining areas to bring them all under the jurisdiction of Baddi tehsil.

Prof Dhumal said that Atal Nagar HIMUDA Shiksha Kunj at Kalu Jhanda (Baddi) would be developed into a self contained "Educational Hub" in the area where educational institutions of international standard would be set up.

He said that 1706 bighas of land had been acquired and earmarked for development as educational hub in the middle of industrial area and about Rs 145 crore spent over the same.

He said that second phase of the Atal Shiksha Kunj would be executed at Mandhala where the required land had also been acquired.

Speaking on the occasion, Transport and Urban Development Minister Kishan Kapoor said that Rs 61.70 crore would be spent over the development of the Atal Shiksha Kunj at Kalu Jhanda where four private universities would be coming up in the near future.

Later, the Chief Minister also inaugurated Janus Packaging Pvt Ltd at Surajpur (Baddi) and Shiwalik Solid Waste Management Plant at Nalagarh for scientific disposal of the industrial waste locally.


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