Govt to include more areas in Municipal limits: Andrabi

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Jan 3:  Minister of  State for Housing and Urban Development Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi today said in the Upper House that  at present there is no proposal under the consideration of Jammu Municipal Corporation for inclusion of Bhour Camp, Chatta, Gole Gujral Camp, Bandhurakh, Bathindi and Guru Teg Bahadur Nagar areas in the limits of Municipal Corporation Jammu.
Replying to a question of   BJP MLC, S Charanjeet Singh in the Legislative Council today the Minister said as and when any proposal or demand in this regard is received from Revenue authorities/residents of these localities, the same would be submitted to the Government for consideration.
The Minister further informed that JMC/ concerned Municipal bodies on public demand have asked the Revenue authorities to conduct survey and submit details with regard to Khasra numbers/ Revenue Village and area to be included in the limits of Municipal Corporations /Municipal bodies.
Andrabi further informed that only areas adjoining the Municipal limits are considered for inclusion in the Municipality/ Municipal body.
Legislators,  Ramesh Arora, Yasir Reshi, Sofi Yousuf, Saif-ud-Din Bhat raised supplementary questions and demanded inclusion of more areas under Municipal limits in their respective constituencies. They also sought appropriate steps for up-grading the civic amenities in Municipal areas.