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Lieutenant Governor launches 73 projects worth Rs. 476 crores during extensive tour to six Districts

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SRINAGAR: Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu e-inaugurated as many as 48 developmental projects worth Rs. 151.79 crores and laid e-foundation of 21 number of projects worth Rs. 290.80 crores during his recent extensive tour to six districts in Kashmir, an official spokesman said.

During visit to district Kupwara, Lieutenant Governor inaugurated IPD Block at SDH Kupwara worth Rs. 24.80 crores, Video Conference Hall in District Administrative Complex worth Rs. 23.9 lac, and laid foundation stone for construction of parallel Bypass to Lolab road project worth Rs. 1.88 crores. On visit to Kulgam, Lieutenant Governor laid the foundation stone of 50-bedded integrated Ayush Hospital project worth 7.40 crore at Chawalgam Kulgam, he said.

The spokesman said that the 48 projects e-inaugurated include 8-bridges, 5-schools, 2-colleges, 3-receiving stations, 5-hospitals, 4-hostels, 9-Water Supply Schemes, 7-buildings and  5 other works during his visit to Bandipora, Kupwara, Kulgam, Pulwama ,Shopian and Baramulla districts.

Lieutenant Governor also laid e-foundation of  21 mega projects that include,  50-bedded Ayush Hospital at Kupwara, 2-Hospital at Kulgam and Sopore, 2-transit accommodations at Shopian and Kupwara, 5-road projects, 2-Water Supply Schemes, 1-number of 12 Mega Watt Hydro Electric Project, 2 Colleges, 4-buildings and 1-Indoor Stadium and Community Bunkers in these districts, said the spokesman.

During meeting with DCs, Lieutenant Governor reviewed the pace and progress of ongoing development projects executed by Health, RDD, PWD, Jal Shakti, PDD, Agriculture/ Horticulture   and other departments in all these Districts. He stressed on concerned to expedite the work process on all under construction projects to ensure their speedy completion, he said.

Meanwhile,  Lieutenant Governor also reviewed containment procedures and arrangements put in place by the DCs to control spread of Covid-19 disease in their Districts. He instructed concerned to ensure all procedures and guidelines including use of face mask, social distancing protocol and all other SOPs in letter and spirit. Besides, directed concerned to maintain close vigil in infected areas to contain spread of the infection, said the spokesman.

He said that during the extensive tour to 5- districts, as many as 103 delegations called upon Lieutenant Governor and apprised him of their issues and demands. The delegation which met Lieutenant Governor included PRIs, ULB representatives, traders, Civil Society and Youth Organizations, demanding prompt reaction and redressal. The delegations listed 608 demands / issues with Lieutenant Governor in these Districts.

Lieutenant Governor gave patient hearing to the issues and demands raised by the deputations and directed concerned to ensure prompt action and speedy resolution of all demands, added the spokesman.