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Masoodi presents memorandum to Union Road and Transport minister

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Seeks expediting of work on various roads, tunnel projects to augment regional connectivity in JK

Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir National Conference Member of Parliament from Anantnag, Hassnain Masoodi, on Monday called on Union Minister of Road and Transport, Nitin Gadkari, and presented him a memorandum seeking expediting of construction work on different proposed road and tunnel projects in Jammu and Kashmir.

Bringing into the notice of the visiting Union Minister the importance of road projects for the better connectivity between different regions, Masoodi presented a memorandum to him and sought expediting work of these much-awaited road connectivity.

In the memorandum, Masoodi demanded that Kastigarh (DODA)-Kapran (Anantnag), Desa-Adabal Tunnel, Wularhama (Pahalgam)-Machama (Tral), Pastun (Tral)-Shaar-e-Shalli (Pampore), Lethpora-khrew-Panthachowck Bypass, and Zaznar-Chatapani Tunnel on Mughal Road projects be taken up by the concerned ministry for early execution in order to give impetus to the region connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir.

While drawing attention of the concerned minister towards the importance of the said road projects, Masoodi said that connectivity remains a major issue in the remote areas and that the predicaments people suffer in wake of absence of proper surface connectivity are aggravated by the weather vagaries. He urged the visiting minister that the coming up of these much-awaited road connectivity will  give a boost to the economic activities in the areas around within its reach and also help locals to access health facilities in nearest towns and cities in the shortest possible time.

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