Inter-regional road link key to boost economy
Saroori sanctions Gulabgarh-Kulgam road
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Jammu, Jan 10: Minister for R&B, G.M.Saroori on second leg of his two days tour to Reasi district, along with the Minister of State for Hajj, Auqaf and Fisheries (Independent Charge), Aijaz Ahmad Khan, today, while addressing a public gathering at Gool-Arnas said that coalition Government has initiated several measures to provide all the basic amenities to the people of the State. The Minister sought public cooperation in taking forward the development programme initiated by the Government in various sectors.
Both the minister also inaugurated plus polio campaign with administering plus polio drops to the children at Budhan Dispensary in Gool area.
Saroori said that inter regional road connectivity would be given priority to make easy people to ensure easy accessibility top the people, adding that it would boost trade and economy at gross root level. He said that inter-district and inter-regional road connectivity would not only improve the socio economic status of the people, but also help in development of other sectors , particularly, trade and tourism sector, which are viable source of generating employment avenues.
The Minister said that efforts are on to increase inter-state, inter regional and inter-district road connectivity, adding Reasi district would soon be connected with Kashmir Valley through Gulabgarh-Kulgam road. He instructed R&B Department to prepare DPRs of the project so that work on the project is started early. He said Mughal road would connect
Poonch an Rajouri, whjile as Vailoo- Sinthanto would connect Kishtwar with Kashmir Valley. He said that BEACON authorities have been asked to restart the work on the project connecting Himachal Pradesh directly with the State via Kishtwar. He said a massive plan has been formulated to ensure round the year opening of Bandipora-Gureaz, Kashmir –Leh and Kupwara-Tangdar roads, which normally remain closed for six months due to snow.
Saroori said that the widening of Jammu-Srinagar national highway would also minimize the difficulties of the passengers travelling on this road . He said a massive road upgradation programme has been started by the BEACON to make national highway two lanes besides reducing its length by constructing several tunnel on the road. He said BEACON authorities have been asked to accelerate the work on the project. The Minister said 80 percent land required for the project has been acquired and work on the project would be started shortly.
Saroori also addressed public gatherings at Sangaldan and Ramban towns. A number of people met the minister and put forth their demands.
Referring the demand of the people, Saroori said that 72 kms Tulibanni Narlu road, benefitting to 30000 souls, would be taken up next year under NABARD or CRF. Regarding other demands the minister said that all genuine demands of the people would be meted out in phased manner.
Aijaz, while speaking on the occasion, said that Government has devised score of development programmes in the State. He said hilly and remote areas of the state would equally be development, adding several projects have been formulated under various schemes.
The Minister said no stone would be kept unturned in bring a revolutionary change on development front. He said special attention is being given to develop Gool Arnus, adding peoples’ cooperation is imperative for taking forward the development programmes started by the Government at different levels. The Minister said that Gool Arnus would be developed as a model town of the State.
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