Baru meets Dr Jitendra, demands shifting of Ropeway at Shivkhori

BJP senior leader Sanjay Baru giving a memorandum to Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh at New Delhi.
BJP senior leader Sanjay Baru giving a memorandum to Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh at New Delhi.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 25: Representing the genuine demand of local inhabitants of villages adjoining Shivkhori Shrine in district Reasi, BJP senior leader, Sanjay Kumar Baru called on Union Minister, Dr.Jitendra Singh at his office North Block, New Delhi and submitted a memorandum regarding shifting of Ropeway Project from approved original alignment from Kotla to Sangar of Shivkhori Shrine Ransoo, district Reasi.
Sanjay Baru in detail apprised the Union Minister that the people of villages Ransoo, Sagar, Kotla Dehote, Alya. Kalha, Sanarian, Theru, Sujanpur Bamblaya, Fargal, Sanger, Kalha, Lower Kotla and adjoining villages of district Reasi and Taryath, Moghla, Narla, Bambal, Kalakote of district Rajouri are going to suffer their livelihood directly because of change of alignment and the start of Ropeway from New Bus Stand Ransoo instead of an earlier approved proposal from village Kotla as most of the local inhabitants are working as labourers, Pithuwalas, Ponywalas, Palkiwalas and running small shops in local market there.
Baru further said in 2011, Ropeway Project surveys after the techno-feasibility report and authentication by MD Cable Car Corporation was finalized at village Kotla to Sangar by then Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Chairman, SSKSB and then Deputy Commissioner, Reasi and MD J&KCCC. Proper indent was placed by MD JKCCC and formal land acquisition proceedings under Land Acquisition Act for the same was initiated by then Collector ADC Reasi in 2013. But now without consultation of local public representatives, alignment has been changed, he added.
Baru also appealed that locals along with Sarpanchs, DDC Members and Chairman DDC Reasi has recently protested for five days continuously against change of alignment. And only after assurance from Deputy Commissioner Reasi they postponed the strike.
Dr. Jitendra Singh after listening to the issue talked to Chief Secretary J&K UT, Arun Kumar Mehta and asked him to intervene in the matter on the merits of public welfare and provide an appropriate solution to genuine grievances of the locals at large to avoid any such public protests at large.