Bhalla inaugurates newly upgraded lanes, drains

Minister for Revenue, Raman Bhalla addressing a public gathering on Saturday.
Minister for Revenue, Raman Bhalla addressing a public gathering on Saturday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, MAY 05 : Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla today inaugurated lanes and drains at Rampura and Ashok Nagar, completed at a cost of Rs. 17 lakh.
Addressing a large gathering, Bhalla said the Government has formulated  a Tube Well project costing Rs. 2.5 crore for  Rampura, adding that   the site for the construction of tube well has already been identified  at Vijay Park.  He said after commissioning of the tube well drinking water supply in the area would be improved to a large extent. He called upon the inhabitants of Ashok Nagar, Rampura and Nai Basti not to waste drinking water and use it judiciously.
The Minister appealed the people not to dump debris in the lanes, drains and open spaces such practices create unhygienic conditions and leave a bad impression on the   visitors coming to Jammu. He asked the JMC to prepare estimates for modernization of   left out lanes and drains in the area and submit the same for funding to ensure early start of work.
For providing better place to the inhabitants of the locality, the Minister said the Government has developed Rs. 70 lakh Vijay Park on available open space in Rampura and 200 meter available space on the edge of Nai Basti nallah as recreational park. He asked the people not to encroach open spaces in their localities, adding that such places are   meant for construction of public assets.
Mr. Bhalla informed that Government has earmarked Rs. 4.70 crore for construction of parking slot near cremation ground Shastri Nagar by covering the Landoi Choi nallah.
To improve the power scenario in Shastri Nagar, Sanjay Nagar, Gandhi Nagar, Rampura, Ashok Nagar and some parts of Nai Basti, the Minister said the work on 10 MVA 33/11 KV Receiving Station at Shastri Nagar is under progress on war footing and the project costing Rs. 3.26 crore would be completed by August this year.
At K C Colony, Ajeet Nagar, Trikuta Nagar and Hargobind Pura, Mr. Bhalla launched construction work of lanes and drains and toilet complex, for which Government has earmarked Rs 16 lakh. He asked the executing agencies to complete the projects within stipulated time frame for the benefit of general masses.

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