MLAs call on PWD Minister

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 22: MLAs of  Baramulla, Doda and Ramnagar today called on Minister for Public Works Department (R&B) Naeem Akhtar to discuss the progress on various developmental projects being undertaken in their constituencies and workout the modalities to resolve concerns leading to delays in the completion of the project.
MLA Baramulla Javed Hassan Baig, during the meeting, asked the Minister to provide funds for fish market bridge besides requesting for construction of Sheeri – Laridora Road under CRF, Katiyan. Mandir road, Khanpora, Kawhar Bala Payeen link road under World Bank, connecting road from Suhail Colony to Buhroo Mandir road to village Hajibal.
While taking up the issues of Doda constituency, MLA Shakti Parihar asked the Minister to issue directions to expedite PMGSY roads of Doda district, sanctioning of Pul Doda-Beoli via Doda city road under CRF and works on under construction Shiva Dal Bridge over Chenab River.
MLA Ramnagar, Ranbir Singh Pathania sought the intervention of the Works Minister in expediting work on Basantgarh-Khaned road. He also called for expediting work on other road projects under PMGSY leading to Ponara, Lodhra, Raichak, Chigla Balota, Siameri and other unconnected villages.
The Legislator further called for macadamized road upto Basantgarh and Dudu which can open up vistas of tourism development in the area. He also called for road connectivity upto Tamdyal in Pachound which is an area with exquisite beauty, tremendous landscape and tourism potential. He also called for macadamisation of Ramnagar to Johnu road and Ramnagar-Chowki and Ramnagar-Katwalt roads.
The MLA informed the Minister that 25 roads under PMGSY have been sanctioned and tendered under Phase-10 for Ramnagar and work on all of these projects needs to be started on war-footing and completed at the earliest with special focus on quality control.
He also demanded improvement of road from Kalwanta to RC Peak and immediate repair of PMGSY roads – Dessian to SK Ber, Manwal to Tajoor and Majalta to Peoni.
He also called for construction of Conference Halls at Ramnagar and Mansar and all-weather connectivity from Dhar road for popular shrines of Sri Pingla Mata and Sri Chountara Mata.