DDC tours Kishtwar town, directs removal of encroachments

Greater Kashmir

The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kishtwar, Rajinder Singh Tara, Sunday conducted an extensive tour of main town here and took stock of the developmental works.  He also reviewed status of public infrastructure in the town.

The DDC was accompanied by Additional District Development Commissioner, Muhammad Hanief Malik; Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Amir Hussain; Executive Officer, Municipality, Tariq Ahmad Balwan; Tehsildar, Pramod Kumar; Food Safety Officer, Rajni Kumari; XENs, AEEs of PWD, R&B, PDD, PHE and other officials.

He inspected drainage system in the town, sanitary facilities being installed at various places in the market, use of designated parking places along the roadsides and black topping of the roads.

He directed the authorities to expedite all the developmental works in the town and issued directions for decongesting roads by removing encroachments within a week.

He directed the Executive Engineer, R&B for laying cementing slab over the drains alongside the roads to prevent any mishap.

The DDC asked the municipal officials to clear the roads of town off the garbage and install bins wherever required.

The DDC also stressed upon organizing cleanliness drives to make town clean and hygienic for its inhabitants. He also directed orderly arrangement of electric wires in the town to prevent any mishap.

The Food & Safety Officer was also instructed to conduct regular market inspections and taking samples of food items to ensure safety of people.

Later, the DDC visited the new bus stand and underscored the need for its beautification and expansion. He said it was the first contact point with this town for outsiders and hence needs proper upkeep.