Div Com inspects renovation work at Mubarak Mandi Complex

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, July 4: Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today visited Mubarak Mandi to take stock of the restoration work at the Dogra Heritage Complex.
He sought details about the status of the works from the concerned functionaries.
Executive Director Mubarak Mandi Heritage Society Sham Lal and officials of ASI were also present on the occasion.
The Div Com directed the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)- the executing agency to take care of the original architectural features of the royal complex while executing the renovation work. “Special care is to be taken to maintain the glory of this precious heritage”, he asserted.
He directed the concerned functionaries to speed up the pace to avoid further delay in the completion of the work on the heritage site- which is expected to become a major tourist attraction of Jammu city.
Meanwhile, the Div Com directed the concerned for taking appropriate measures to restrict the entry of unauthorized persons and vehicles in the complex.
Later, the Div Com also convened a meeting to review the financial and physical progress and deliberated on allied issues.
A power point presentation was given during the meeting about the work done by ASI.
Meanwhile, Sanjeev Verma chaired a meeting to review the issues pertaining to Pakal Dul, Kiru and Kwar Hydroelectric Projects being executed by the Chenab Valley Power Projects (CVPP) Ltd in Chenab region.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar, Angrez Singh Rana and other officers of District Administration (through Video Conference), besides CVVP management  including GM Planning ,P B Jain, GM Kwar HEP, Virendar Raina, GM Pakal Dul, HEP,  S H Zargar and Chief Engineer, Kiru HEP Virendar Salman.
Detailed discussion was held between the Administration and CVPP on the issues pertaining to land acquisition, disbursement of compensation to land owners, implementation of Rehabilitation & Re-settlement Plan, handing over of acquired land to CVPP and many alike.
The meeting was informed that the land acquisition has been completed in Kiru and Kwar and the disbursement of compensation is under progress.
It was further disclosed that most of the bottlenecks and issues pertaining to land acquisition and forest clearance stand resolved and no such major impediments remain now .
The Div Com instructed Deputy Commissioner, Kishtwar to ensure timely disbursement of land compensation and R&R benefits and further directed the concerned authorities to resolve the small issues at the earliest.
During the meeting, some major issues pertaining to Pakal Dul were resolved and a rehab plan was approved to the satisfaction of all stakeholders.