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Com Sec PWD inaugurates Rs. 5.87 cr worth languishing projects in B’la

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Visits Kupwara, inaugurates dev projects

BARAMULLA, JULY 23: The Commissioner Secretary Public Works Department (R&B), Khursheed Ahmad Shah in presence of District Development Commissioner Baramulla Dr. G. N. Itoo and Chief Engineer R&B Kashmir today inaugurated two languishing projects costing Rs.5.87 crore in Baramulla district.

These projects include three kilometre long Yadipora- Haiderbeig road with bridge, having an approved cost of Rs 4.00 crore and Wagoora- Khaitangan road with bridge, costing Rs 1.87 crore.

The Commissioner Secretary on the occasion was informed that both the projects have connected several villages with each other and the projects will benefit about 45,000 population of the area including transporters. He was informed that Yadipora-Haiderbeig road project was withheld as only Rs.2.52 crore were earlier released for it, so the project was later put under languishing project programme. The second project Wagoora-Khaitangan road also came under the same languishing programme.

Speaking on the occasion, Commissioner Secretary reiterated the commitment of the Governor led administration for providing every possible facility to the people. He said that as a part of it, both the projects were completed and thrown open for the public today. He said that by completion of Wagoora-Khaitangan road, a number of villages have been connected with each other, while as the people traveling from Baramulla to Babareshi will feel now better and their journey will be easier.

Meanwhile, Khursheed Ahmad Shah visited frontier district Kupwara and inaugurated various development projects in presence of District Development Commissioner Anshul Garg and Chief Engineer Sani Arif Yasvi.

The projects inaugurated by the Commissioner Secretary include steel decked Bridge at Bus Adda Kralpora constructed at a cost of Rs.91.61 lakh,  Rest House at Reddi Panzgam completed at  a cost of Rs 56.22 lakh and Rs 93.06 lakh single-lane steel Bridge at Dobwan  Kachama.

Speaking on the occasion, the Commissioner Secretary said that the Government is committed to ensure over all development of the state at grassroots level adding that road connectivity plays a vital role in the socio-economic development especially in far-flung areas.

He stressed upon the concerned engineers to expedite the work on other ongoing development projects in the district for their completion within the stipulated time frame.

The Commissioner Secretary also urged the people to avail grievance redressal mechanism of the government for projecting their developmental needs and other issues.

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