Connectivity projects worth Rs 100 cr to transform Bandipora’s landscape: Naeem

Excelsior Correspondent
BANDIPORA, June 5: Placing Bandipora on the trajectory of economic transformation, Minister for Public Works and Culture, Naeem Akhtar, today announced that connectivity projects worth nearly Rs 100 crores will be taken up under various centrally sponsored schemes during this fiscal in the district.
Accompanied by senior officers of the district administration, the Minister undertook a whirlwind tour of the district during which he visited close to half dozen villages including Sunderkote, Guroora, Bapora, Sumlar and Arin where he interacted with local residents and sought their feedback on the Government’s developmental policies.
Akhtar said the State Government under the leadership of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is committed to put Bandipora on the trajectory of economic transformation. He said the Public Works Department is building a vibrant and reliable road network that will open up new vistas for social and economic empowerment of people living in far-flung areas of the district.
While touring different villages, the officers accompanying the Minister said the land for construction of Eklavya School, a tribal residential school for Gujjar and Bakerwal community of Jammu and Kashmir, has been identified and work on the construction of the school will be started soon.
The Minister was also told that the tender for construction of Jawaharlal Navodaya Vidyalaya at Brar village has already been sanctioned and construction work will be started soon, “The twin schools will bring world-class education to the doorsteps of the disadvantaged students which will go a long way in social and economic empowerment of Bandipora,” he said.
The Minister inspected work on Nadihal-Arin-Bandipora road macadamisation project which is expected to be completed this year. Akhtar also inspected work on Kindri Nallah bridge in Bapora, a major connectivity project bridging thousands of people living in the district that will be completed in a record time this year.
Akhtar directed the district officials and officers of the Public Words Department to complete the Safarpora-Ajas Road in Bandipora by the end of September this year. From Ajas onwards to Sunarwani, works worth Rs 23.33 crore have been tendered already and the road is expected to be completed by next year, officials said.


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