NEW DELHI, July 31 : Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh today launched PMGSY road projects of Udhampur-Kathua-Doda Lok Sabha constituency by laying foundation stones online.
The projects include 28 roads under PMGSY-II to be constructed in far flung and remote areas of various districts including from Chanunta Khas to Bhuktrian Khas, Falata to Bikhan Gala, Arnas to Thakrakote, Ramnagar to Dudu, Pouni to Kund etc.
While e-inaugurating these projects, Dr. Jitendra Singh said, Jammu and Kashmir has ranked 2nd in terms of performance under PMGSY II after Himachal Pradesh. Elaborating further, he said, roads are the lifeline of a developing nation which bring benefit in various sectors like education, health, marketing of agricultural produce and many social benefits as well.
Dr Jitendra Singh reiterated that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has emphasised to dedicate development projects to the public waiting for formal ceremony. He said, the Government gave primacy to people’s needs and that people should not face difficulties of any kind for the sake of formal inauguration of developmental projects. He emphasized that the culture of transparency will be promoted at all levels.
Dr Jitendra Singh said that the inauguration of these projects has reinforced Government’s commitment in completing all projects in a time bound manner notwithstanding challenges like the COVID 19 crisis.
On the eve of the anniversary of the new constitutional set-up in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, Dr Jitendra Singh said, the last one year has witnessed developments inn various fronts i.e. political developments at grass roots level , administrative and governance reforms and sectoral developments like education sector, power sector and road sector.
Dr Jitendra Singh complimented the UT Government of J&K for working in coordination with the Central Government and said that the Government will fully support in case any issues or constraints faced by the UT administration.
Principal Secretary , Government of Jammu & Kashmir Shailendra Kumar, Chief Engineer Mansoor Hussain, officers of various departments and administration attended the ceremony.