With the receding of Monsoon rains state is safe for Tourists as normal life is restored to normal barring few most affected places in Himachal Pradesh.
Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu said today that the state is ready again to welcome tourists as most of the roads, power supply, and water scheme are back to normal.
” The travel routes connecting tourist delight destinations in the state have been substantially restored and it was now safe enough to travel to Himachal. “Mr. Sukhu reassured residents and tourists who are staying away from flood and rain hit the state.
Mr. Sukhu said that the State is completely safe to stay as Monsoon activity is dormant and it is receding fast.
While interacting with the media in Nadaun, the Chief Minister said that Himachal Pradesh was safe for the visitors and they were welcome to Chamba, Kangra, Shimla, Solan, etc. besides other parts of the State, as the roads have been through.
Reiterating the government’s commitment to effectively addressing the disaster, the Chief Minister said that the state was providing much-needed assistance to all the affected families.
He expressed displeasure over the petty politics the opposition was playing in the name of the disaster.
He said that the Leader of the opposition and former Chief minister Jairam Thakur should use his good office to put pressure on the Union Govt to provide a special disaster package for Himachal on the line of Kedarnath and Bhuj tragedies.
CM stated that the government has repeatedly appealed to the Union Government to declare the disaster in Himachal as a National Calamity, but as of now, no steps have been taken by the Union government in this regard.
He assured that the state government would leave no stone unturned to provide assistance to the affected families from its own resources.
Targeting the Congress rule to announce a Rs 1500 pension for women at the time of worst-ever calamity Mr Sukhu said that BJP leaders should not play petty politics at the time of disaster. He accused the opposition of the present economic crisis stating that it had borrowed huge debt during its previous rule.
He also lashed the previous BJP government for pushing the State into the debt trap of Rs.75 thousand crore.