Raina starts construction of bridge abandoned 3 decades back

MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina kick starting work of Siot-Thichka bridge on Sunday.
MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina kick starting work of Siot-Thichka bridge on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent

RAJOURI, Jan 29: MLA Nowshera Ravinder Raina on Sunday started the final stage work of most strategic Siot-Thichka bridge.
Accompanied by Executive Engineer R&B RK Bhat, AEE Shouket and JE Ramesh Sharma, hundreds of people participated in the function including the Sarpanches, Panches and officials of the various departments.
Addressing  the function Raina  said it was his dream  to construct  this  Siot-Thichka bridge as the foundation stone  of this bridge was laid  in 1981 but  the construction work could not be taken up during the last three  decades due  to which  people  of Nowshera, Sunderbani  and Kalakote suffered badly. He said  during  the election  campaign he made a promise  to construct  this bridge  at the earliest and after winning the  election  he worked  hard to manage  funds for it.  “Finally I succeeded in my mission and started final stage construction work”, he added.
He said  with  the construction  of this bridge  people  across  the State  will  get benefits as it  connects  the Rajouri-Poonch main road  to the border areas like Sunderbani, Bajabai, Kangri, Thichka, Siot, Bakhar, Balshama, Thandapani, Chani – Prat,   Lamberi, Dandesar, Bagnoti; Rajal Seri, Sayal, Nowshera and Kalakote and with this bridge  the people  have easy approach to reach out these areas. He also said that this bridge will be very useful for the defence personnel and  strengthen the military movement to counter the  nefarious  designs  of the Pakistan. Raina appeals the public to strengthen the hands of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in building a strong and mighty India.
He said all of us must work with utmost sincerity and honesty to make India a supper Power. He also asked the Government officials to make people aware of the various beneficiary schemes launched by Prime Minister so that people may get maximum benefit out of these Centrally sponsored scheme. On the occasion locals appreciated the efforts of MLA for working hard for the poor and deprived  people of Nowshera Constituency.