PM Modi inaugurates AIIMS Bilaspur in Himachal Pradesh, to attend Kullu Dusshera festival in evening
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday inaugurated AIIMS, Bilaspur during his visit to Himachal Pradesh. He will also participate in the famous Kullu Dussehra celebrations during his visit.
PM Modi is visiting Himachal Pradesh to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone for development projects worth over Rs 3,650 crore and also address a public meeting in the poll-bound state, an official statement said.
The International Kullu Dussehra Festival will be celebrated from October 5 to 11 at Dhalpur Ground in Kullu. The event is unique in the sense that it is the congregation of worshippers of more than 300 deities of the valley. It will be the first time ever that the prime minister will participate in the celebrations.
Among other development projects, the prime minister will lay the foundation stone for a 31-km-long project for four laning of NH-105 from Pinjore to Nalagarh, worth over Rs 1,690 crore.
Modi will also lay the foundation stone for the Medical Device Park at Nalagarh, which will be built at a cost of around Rs 350 crore.
AIIMS, Bilaspur, constructed at a cost of more than Rs 1,470 crore, is a state-of-the-art hospital with 18 spity and 17 super-speciality departments, 18 modular operation theatres and 750 beds, including 64 ICU beds.
Prime Minister tweeted “ it is always a delight to be in Himachal Pradesh, which is known for its warm-hearted people and great culture. I will be attending various programmes in the state tomorrow, 5th October. This includes the Kullu Dussehra celebrations in the evening. I am glad that the AIIMS Bilaspur will be dedicated to the nation. It will ensure better healthcare facilities for people in the region. Development works worth over Rs. 3650 crore spread across various sectors will either be inaugurated or their foundation stones would be laid.”