Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has asserted that the naxal-infested Bastar region will soon be free from the violence triggered by the Red ultras and will regain its past glory, official sources said on Thursday.

"The state government is committed towards creating a congenial atmosphere for the common people in Bastar and will ensure that there will be no paucity of funds in bringing development to the region," Singh said on Wednesday during his visit to Dantewada region.

On the occasion of Navratri festival, which began from Wednesday, Singh said his government would launch an ambulance service for the locals who can dial emergency number 108 to summon an ambulance.

Sources also said that the chief minister has unleashed developmental works to the tune of Rs 135 crore in the district.

"The state government is working hard to set in motion developmental activities in the region which is rich in the natural resources. The locals also want the region free from violence and the government is committed towards realizing their dream," Singh added.

Bastar is part of the Red Corridor that experiences considerable Naxalite communist insurgency.

(Agencies)