The Sikkim State cabinet on Saturday approved Rs. 164.95 crore for construction of fair weather roads in Sikkim.
Sikkim Chief Minister Pawan Chamling shared the details of this cabinet meeting in his official social media page.
An amount of Rs. 83.64 crore was sanctioned for construction of various roads in the State and another Rs. 4.41 crore was sanctioned for rehabilitation of damaged portion of NH 310 at Ranipool-Gangtok-Byepass road.
The Cabinet also gave nod to the proposal to rename Namchi-Assangthang road in South Sikkim as ‘Sabitri Devi Lepcha Road’.
Another significant amount of Rs.35823.47 lakh was sanctioned by the cabinet for up-gradation and renovation of the 100-bedded district hospital at Namchi to 300-bedded multi-specialty hospital.
Sikkim State cabinet besides sanctioned an amount of Rs.10275.10 lakh for construction of 73 Club Houses, 52 Samaj Ghars, 271 Community Halls and 32 Crematorium Sheds during the 32-day tour of the Chief Minister Pawan Chamling earlier this year.
The cabinet moreover allotted Rs. 108.39 crore for construction of ropeway from Pelling to Sangha Choeling in West Sikkim. Another Rs. 58.54 crore was allotted for augmentation of 104 single village water supply schemes and setting up of one Water Testing Laboratory at Tadong, Gangtok.
The Sikkim cabinet further gave confirmation of approval granted for branding Dzongu, North Sikkim as “Lepcha Indigenous Habitat” for preservation, promotion, and further enrichment of Lepcha indigenous culture for sustainable development.
Additional Rs. 3881 lakh was sanctioned for construction of an Art Gallery at Gangtok, Rs. 8260.45 lakh for construction of State Guest House at Gangtok, and Rs. 3937.50 lakh for the establishment of a world-class Library in Gyan Mandir, Gangtok.
Sikkim State cabinet lastly sanctioned Rs. 16 crore each for construction of Residential School for Tribal Students at Melli and Parakha and allotted Rs. 5.21 crore was sanctioned for construction of Old Age Home (Jayestha Sewa Samman Kendra) at Kyongsa, Geyzing in West Sikkim.
Sikkim legislative assembly session is now going on.