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Will work to improve North-South connect, says new Himachal governor Dattatreya

Former Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya took oath as Himachal Pradesh governor on Wednesday, succeeding Kalraj Mishra. Dattatreya, 72, was the minister of state for labour and employment in the BJP government headed by Narendra Modi in 2014, and was part of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee cabinet earlier. Interacting with the media, the new Governor said he will work to improve connectivity with South India so that more people from there visit the state. I will try to connect more the people of South with North India especially Himachal Pradesh as I hail from the South. Himachal is known as Dev Bhoomi (Land of gods). I will see how the South is connected through rail or other transport for attracting more tourists here, he said. The new governor said there is a huge scope for religious tourism in Himachal Pradesh. He said that it would be his endeavour to accelerate the pace of development in the hill-state in coordination with both the government and the Opposition. Dattatreya was ...

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