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Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Commercial complex, parking lot opened on Rajpur Road

These facilities form part of the Chakrata road widening project

Dehradun, December 13
Chief Minister BC Khanduri inaugurated a commercial complex and a parking lot near the Clock Tower on Rajpur Road and also opened the first phase of residential buildings at the ISBT here yesterday.
These facilities, which form part of the Chakrata road widening project, were dedicated to the people at a function held on the occasion.
Addressing a gathering of the displaced traders and residents of the narrow part of the Chakrata road starting from the Clock Tower, the Chief Minister expressed gratitude to them.
He said the development of the country and the state was possible with the assistance and cooperation of all sections of society.
He said the Chakrata road traders and businessmen had come forward to lend a helping hand and had paved the way for a new beginning in the shape of the ambitious project to widen the road, he added.
He further said the state government was committed to develop Dehradun as a city of international standards.
The Chief Minister said while it was quite natural for the inhabitants of this section of the Chakrata road to have developed emotional attachment to their respective places of living, the government on its part had taken note of the fact and had kept their interests in mind while doing the needful. On the occasion, he also expressed hope that the business ventures of the displaced traders would flourish and touch new heights in the new complex.
Among those who were present on the occasion were Vidhan Sabha Speaker Harbans Kapoor, Agriculture Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat, Sports Minister Khajan Das, Mayor, Dehradun, Vinod Chamoli, Zilla Panchayat Chairperson Madhu Chauhan, Rajpur MLA Ganesh Joshi, Srinagar MLA Brij Mohan Kotwal and a large number of public representatives, officials and eminent persons.
According to information, the commercial complex and the parking lot have been constructed at a total cost of Rs 3,412.36 lakh and the cost of residential flats is Rs 519.33 lakh. There are a total of 226 shops besides a parking facility for 444 vehicles. Besides, there are 79 two-room flats for the displaced persons.

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