Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for the Bulk Drug Park, which will be built at a cost of more than ₹1,900 crores in Himachal Pradesh.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday laid the foundation stone for the Bulk Drug Park, which will be built at a cost of more than ₹1,900 crores, and dedicated the Indian Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Una, to the nation. He also kicked off the inaugural run of the new Vande Bharat Express from Amb Andaura, Una to New Delhi.
The park is expected to attract investments of around ₹10,000 crore and generate employment for more than 20,000 people.
“The key focus of my visit to Himachal Pradesh is connectivity and education. Work begins on the second bulk drug park in the country, in Una. Various projects have been inaugurated or have had their foundation stone laid. They will greatly benefit the people,” PM Modi said.
Highlighting the pivotal role Himachal has played in making India the number one medicine manufacturer in the world, he stated, “The raw materials for medicine manufacturing will be produced in Himachal Pradesh. India’s dependency on other countries will decrease significantly.”
The PM also underlined that Himachal has been chosen as one of the three states to get a bulk drug park.
Talking about the new Vande Bharat Express, he asserted, “The decision to bring Vande Bharat to the state shows the priority that the government accords to the state.”
It is the fourth Vande Bharat train introduced in the country and is an advanced version compared to the earlier ones, being much lighter and capable of reaching higher speeds in a shorter duration. It accelerates to 100 km per hour in just 52 seconds.
PM Modi was accorded a rapturous welcome by Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on his arrival at the Pekhubela helipad in Una. This is his 9th visit to Himachal Pradesh in the last five years.
He will address a public meeting at the Indira Gandhi stadium in Una and another one at Chogan Maidan in Chamba district after laying foundation stones of various projects in the poll-bound state.