PM to inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur during visit to HP on Oct 5

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of projects worth over Rs 3650 crore during his visit to Himachal Pradesh on 5th October, Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement on Monday.

After inaugurating AIIMS Bilaspur at 11:30 AM, PM will reach Luhnu Ground of Bilaspur at around 12:45 PM, where he will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple development projects and also address a public function.

He will then reach the Dhalpur Ground of Kullu at around 3:15 PM, where he will participate in Kullu Dussehra celebrations.

AIIMS Bilaspur

The PM will inaugurate AIIMS Bilaspur, whose foundational stone was also laid by him in October 2017, and is being established under the Central sector scheme Pradhan Mantri Swasthya Suraksha Yojana.

The AIIMS Bilaspur, constructed at a cost of more than Rs 1470 crore, is a state-of-the-art hospital with 18 specialty & 17 super specialty departments, 18 modular operation theaters, 750 beds with 64 ICU beds, the statement said.

The hospital is spread over 247 acres, the hospital is equipped with 24 hours emergency and dialysis facilities, modern diagnostic machines.

It will admit 100 students for MBBS Course and 60 students for nursing courses every year.

Development projects

According to the PMO, the prime minister will lay the foundation stone of around 31 km long project for four laning of the National Highway from Pinjore to Nalagarh on NH-105, worth over Rs. 1690 crore.

The project road is a major connecting link for the traffic from Ambala, Chandigarh, Panchkula and Solan /Shimla going towards Bilaspur, Mandi and Manali, the statement said.

The Prime Minister will lay the foundation stone of the Medical Device Park at Nalagarh, which will be built at a cost of about Rs 350 crore, PMO said, adding that MoUs of more than Rs. 800 crore have already been signed for setting up industries in this Medical Device Park.

PM Modi will also inaugurate the Government Hydro Engineering College at Bandla.

Costing about Rs 140 crore, the college will help make available trained manpower for hydro power projects, in which Himachal Pradesh is one of the leading states, the statement said.

Kullu Dussehra

The Prime Minister will thereon witness this divine Rath Yatra and the grand assembly of the Deities in the historic Kullu Dussehra celebrations. It will be the first time ever that the Prime Minister of the country is participating in the Kullu Dussehra celebrations.

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