Una : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone of the Bulk Drug Park here in Himachal Pradesh. He also inaugurated a Rs 128 crore Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT) in village Saloh in Una district.
Earlier, the Prime Minister flagged off the inaugural run of a new Vande Bharat Express from Amb Andaura in Una to New Delhi from the Una Railway station.
Modi inspected the train coaches. He also inspected the control centre of the locomotive engine and the Una railway station.
The introduction of the new train will help boost tourism in the region. The travel time from Una to New Delhi will be reduced by two hours.
Addressing a crowd at the Indira Gandhi Stadium here, Modi highlighted said the key focus of his visit to the state was connectivity and education.
The Prime Minister pointed out that Himachal has been chosen as one of the states to get a bulk drug park.
Similarly, the decision to bring Vande Bharat to Himachal Pradesh shows the priority the government accords to the state.
The Prime Minister remarked that earlier governments at Himachal Pradesh and Centre paid no attention to the needs and aspirations of the citizens of Himachal Pradesh.
The Prime Minister was presented with a Himachali cap, shawl, ‘Dev Rath’ and chunari of Mata Chintpurni by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur.
Thakur said that with the establishment of the Park, related subsidiary enterprises and economic activities would increase and India’s dependency of China for supply of API will be reduced to a great extent.