Wide-ranging initiatives on for development of rural, far flung areas: DyCM

Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh addressing a gathering at Billawar on Wednesday.
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh addressing a gathering at Billawar on Wednesday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Feb 22: Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh today said the Government has undertaken a massive programme for ensuring sustained development of far flung and rural areas.
The Deputy CM was addressing a huge gathering at Lakhri after paying obeisance at Sukrala Devi Temple (Billawar) in his constituency.
While highlighting the achievements of the present Government, the Deputy Chief Minister said that the Government has sanctioned and started works worth Rs 300 crore in Billawar and fifty per cent of them have been completed so far.
He said black topping of Billawar Bus Stand and Matador Stand at the cost of Rs 48 lakh and Rs. 50 lakh, blacktopping of Dayalachak Challan road by spending Rs. 6.5 crores have been completed, blacktopping of Dhar road is under progress, blacktopping of Billawar to Sukral Road at Rs. 2.55  crore and Billawar to Bhaddu at Rs. 4 crore have been completed.
Referring to the work done to augment the electric infra in the area, the Deputy CM said that transformers of Power House Billawar and Gurah Kalyal have been upgraded at Rs. 3.5 crore.
He said that under PHE sector 40 new hand pumps have been drilled in Billawar constituency, toilet complex at Bus Stand for Rs 27 lakh has been constructed, while Community Hall at Mela of Rs 30 lakh cost is under construction, 100 bed hospital at Billawar at the cost of Rs 21 crore is at final stage, and work on Indoor Stadium at Billawar soon will be started.
The Deputy CM further added that Rest House building at Billawar for Rs 178 lakh is almost complete while Critical Care Ambulance of Rs 35 lakh has also been provided. He said Community Hall at Ramkot for Rs 50 lakh is under construction,
Referring to the works undertaken under R&B sector, Dr. Singh said that Jothana Bridge of Rs 47 crore is at soil testing stage and tenders have already been floated for 21 new PMGSY roads and one new bridge of Katni Parnalla.