NEW DELHI, Aug 24: In the current financial year of 2018-19, the single Assembly segment of Bhaderwah alone has got Rs.110 crore Central Road Funds sanctioned by the Modi Government, which is unprecedented and a record in itself. This is in addition to Central funds sanctioned for PMGSY roads.
Disclosing this here today, Union Minister and Lok Sabha MP from Udhampur-Kathua-Doda thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Road Transport Nitin Gadkari for their generous financial support. He said, while over the last four years, he has been consistently following up new Central Projects and Central infrastructural funding for his constituency, as far as Bhaderwah is concerned, credit is also due to its local MLA Dilip Singh Parihar for his close cooperation.
Elaborating further, Dr Jitendra Singh said, while over Rs.30 crore worth of Central Road Funds had already been sanctioned for Bhaderwah Assembly segment, an additional amount of Rs.80.06 crore has been subsequently sanctioned for another five major road projects. These include Malsar to Latijar via Shalala road measuring 10.25 kms at an approximate cost of Rs.12.06 crore, Chatargalla to Kalaish Kund road measuring 11 kms at an approximate cost of Rs.19 crore, Padhari to Bhal Padhari road measuring 10 kms at an approximate cost of Rs.19 crore, Jai to Suranga Morh road measuring 14 kms at an approximate cost of Rs.17 crore and Golibar to Benencha road measuring 12.5 kms at an approximate cost of Rs.13 crore.
In all the six districts of Udhampur-Kathua-Doda Lok Sabha constituency, Dr Jitendra Singh said,virtually all the pending proposals for Central Road projects and Central PMGSY roads have been cleared and the new proposals which have come up in the meanwhile are also being sought to be pushed forward. He said, he has urged the State Government to expedite the execution work on all these projects.
Dr Jitendra Singh said, among the major landmark projects scheduled to be completed in the next few months include Keediyan-Gadhiyal bridge in Lakhanpur by October this year, Radio Station Udhampur by this year end and Bio-tech Park at Kathua by beginning of next year, while the work on river Devika cleaning project in Udhampur under National River Rejuvenation Plan (NRRP) and first-ever Seed Processing Plant in Kathua will begin shortly.
Meanwhile, noted academician, Prof Biman Dutta, who has been appointed as Member of North Eastern Council (NEC), paid a courtesy call to Dr Jitendra Singh today, before taking over his new assignment.