Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, who was on a daylong visit to the area, laid foundation of some key developmental projects here today.
The Chief Minister laid the foundation of famous Brazloo bridge which would come up at a cost of Rs. 28.64 crore and is expected to be completed within three years. The 378 metre bridge would be having nine spans and a width of 16 metres.
Mehbooba also threw open 80 metre span bridge at Wanpora Shamsipora which has come up at a cost of Rs. 6.83 crore.
With this, the ambitious project of widening of National Highway-444(Srinagar-Shopian-Qazigund road) has kicked off which is expected to cost Rs. 1800 crore, an official handout said.
Mehbooba also laid the foundation of Model village under Tribal Sub Plan at Nagress village which would benefit around three thousand souls in the area. The Rs. 10 crore project would be completed within three year's time.
The Chief Minister also laid the foundation of a 100 bedded Gujjar Bakerwal hostel which would be completed by the end of next year. The hostel would be spread over 47 kanals of land and would be completed at a cost of Rs. six crore.
Mehbooba also laid the foundation of ITI building at Kund which would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 4.71 crore. Spread over around 20 kanals, the proposed ITI would be imparting training in 8-10 disciplines with high job placement. She also laid the foundation of conference hall at Deputy Commissioner, Kulgam's office which would come up at a cost of Rs. five crore and is expected to be ready by the end of this year only.
Interacting with the officers on the occasion, the Chief Minister directed the project executing agencies to stick to the completion deadline and complete them within the same. She hoped that raising of such developmental infrastructure would get the area on the path of development and empowerment.
Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar; Minister for Food Civil Supplies & Public Distribution, Choudhary Zulfkar; Member Parliament, Nazir Ahmad Laway; MLA, Homeshalibugh, Abdul Majeed Larmi; former Deputy Speaker and Vice President, PDP, Muhammad Sartaj Madni; IGP, Kashmir zone, S P Pani; Deputy Commissioner, Kulgam, Talat Parvez, heads of several Departments and senior officers were present on the occasion.