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CM flags off 15 tippers of PWD

February 20, 2024 06:02 PM
CM flags off 15 tippers of PWD

Allocates Rs. 60 crore for procurement of essential machinery: CM

Punjab Newsline, Shimla, February 20-
Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu flagged off 15 Tippers of Public Works Department from Chaura Maidan Shimla today. One tipper will be provided to B&R Division Shimla, one to Bhabhanagar, two each to Rampur, Kalpa, Rohru, Jubbal and Kotkhai Divisions and three to Nirmand division.
During an interaction with media, the Chief Minister said that Rs. 60 crore has been allocated to the Public Works Department for the procurement of essential machineries such as tippers, JCBs, and Poclain etc. He said that this initiative of the Government would go a long way in enhancing the efficiency in the State besides meeting the shortage of machinery. To bolster the capabilities of the department, recently 82 tippers have already been procured, with plans to purchase 107 JCBs, he added. The State Government was phasing out vehicles with over 15 years of service, demonstrating the commitment to modernizing infrastructure and improving disaster response, especially during snowfall and other emergencies, remarked the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister said that the state government was accelerating development projects being executed through the PWD reiterating that the government has streamlined the tender process by reducing it from 51 to 30 days. This is part of the 'Vyavastha Parivartan' initiative in the PWD to expedite projects and ensure maximum benefits for the people, said Sh. Sukhu. Besides, the priority was accorded for using innovative techniques for construction of quality roads in the State, he said.
Public Works Minister Vikramaditya Singh, Chief Engineer PWD Surender Pal Jagota, Deputy Commissioner Anupam Kashyap and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

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