Shimla | TNR
Himachal Chief Minister Jairam Thakur called on President Ram Nath Kovind in New Delhi on Thursday and extended a formal invitation to visit Himachal and address the special session of the Legislative Assembly on the occasion of its Golden Jubilee of achieving statehood.
He also informed the President of all details regarding various programmes to be organised in the state throughout the year in this connection.
CM also meets Union finance, aviation ministers
The Chief Minister also met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitaraman and Union Civil Aviation Minister, Jyotiraditya Scindia. During his meeting with the Finance Minister, he expressed the desire to restart the 100 million dollar Asian Development Bank project’s first phase.
The objective of this project is to promote tourism in the state by creating world-class infrastructure.
Giving details of the first phase, Thakur said that it consisted of 20 sub-projects and mentioned that the state government wanted to develop the site as a major tourist destination by developing infrastructure at both ends of the Atal Tunnel at Rohtang.
Later, he met the Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia and urged him to expedite approvals related to the construction of the greenfield airport in Mandi district as well as expansion of airports at Shimla, Bhuntar and Kangra.
Chief Secretary Ram Subhag Singh and Principal Residential Commissioner SK Singla were also present.