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Centre’s public outreach initiative to JK: Union MoS Power visits Rajouri

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Rajouri: Union Minister of State for Power and Heavy Industries Krishan Pal Gurjar has said that ensuring prompt, smooth and hassle-free services at the doorsteps of the common masses is the priority of the Central Government.

The Minister is on a two-day tour of district Rajouri as part of the public outreach programme of the Central Government to the UT of J&K.

During the first leg of the tour, Sh Gurjar inspected the progress on GMC Rajouri being executed by the PWD at an estimated cost of Rs 139 crores. The concerned officer briefed the Minister about the physical financial status of the project in detail.

The Minister directed the concerned officers to ensure that the project is completed within the decided time frame so that the public is provided necessary health benefits with the completion of the project. He also asked for maintaining transparency in the execution process.

Among the others, DDC Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan; DIG, Vivek Puri; Additional Private Secretary to Minister, Vikas Shukla; SSP, Sheema Qasba Nabi; ADC, Sachin Dev Singh; Principal GMC, Brij Mohan Gupta; ACR, Tahir Mustafa Malik; SE PWD, Javaid Maqbool; SE Jal Shakti, JP Singh; ACD, Sushil Khajuria besides other concerned officers accompanied the Minister during his visit.

DDC Member Dhangri, Rameshwar Singh; BDC Chairperson Dhangri, Tazeem Akhter besides PRI members and people from all sections of life were present on the occasion.

During his visit to panchayat Upper Dhangri, the locals also apprised the Minister about a number of issues and demands of their areas and sought immediate redressal of the same. The Minister gave a patient hearing to all the issues and demands raised on the occasion and assured the public that all their genuine concerns would be redressed in a time bound manner.

The Minister also inspected a number of developmental works including 07 Kms PMGSY Peo Malayala road and 57 meter span bridge. The Minister asked for completing the work on the projects within the set timelines to provide necessary benefits to the locals.

Interacting with the locals of the area, the Minister said, “The objective of the visit is to disseminate the information about the importance of the government policies with regard to the overall development of J&K and its people along with steps taken in this direction.”

He said that the Government is making consistent efforts to promote and disseminate information about the implementation of the policies and programs being made for the all-round development of the Union Territory.

“The Government is making efforts to increase the power capacity of the UT from 3000 Watts to 6000 Watts in five years to mitigate the sufferings of the general public,” the Minister informed.

He also said that the Central Government is also committed to promote the tourism potential of the UT of J&K and a number of measures are being taken in this regard.

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