21 road projects to be taken up in Kathua under PMGSY: Dy CM

Deputy Chief Minister (CM) Dr Nirmal Singh today said that about 21 road projects will be taken up in Billawar area of Kathua District under PMGSY.

Deputy Chief Minister (CM) Dr Nirmal Singh today said that about 21 road projects will be taken up in Billawar area of Kathua District under PMGSY.

This was informed by Dr Nirmal Singh while launching construction work of a road from Thara Kalyal to Bhabhnun, block Billawar. 

The 2.65 km road will be constructed under PMGSY at an estimated cost of Rs. 1.53 crore and will be completed in a span of nine months.

Speaking on the occasion, the Deputy CM said that about 21 road projects will be taken up in the block under PMGSY at an estimated cost of Rs 160 crore to upgrade the road network in the area. 

He also informed that Rs 4 crore have been earmarked for construction of Indoor Stadium at Billawar. Meanwhile, Singh also convened a public meeting at Thara Kalyal in Billawar where the villagers apprised him of their demands mainly related to construction of Mini Stadium, completion of community hall, shed at Ghari Fort along with boundary wall.

Dr Nirmal Singh said that Billawar has glorious history of religious and economic activities. He maintained that the topographical beauty of Billawar makes it unique place to visit as it is endowed with natural landscapes and religious shrines, adding that the place can be further revamped as heritage town to allure tourists.

The Dy CM directed SDM Billawar to immediately prepare an estimate for boundary wall of Ghari Fort. 

Later, Dr Nirmal Singh also attended a function at Gurudwara Singh Sabha at Sawan Chak, Kathua, held to mark the 547th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak Dev Ji.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr Singh said that teachings of Guru Nanak Dev ji would continue to inspire generations, leading them to the path of righteousness and brotherhood. 

He said that Guruji was an apostle of peace and tolerance who strove throughout his life for promoting social justice and equality and to bring about peace and harmony among the communities.

MLA, Kathua, Rajiv Jasrotia, SSP, Kathua, Pawan Parihar, besides other prominent citizens accompanied the Dy CM during his visit. 

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