SRINAGAR, June 2 : Mr. Tara Chand, Deputy Chief Minister, called on N. N. Vohra, Governor, at Raj Bhavan here this evening.
During their meeting, the Governor and the Deputy Chief Minister discussed important issues relating to the implementation of various Centrally-Sponsored Schemes for urban development and urban poverty alleviation.
The Governor stressed on Mr. Tara Chand the importance of ensuring the planned development of Katra and its surrounding areas, considering the rapid pace at which the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi pilgrimage was increasing.
The Deputy Chief Minister briefed the Governor about the factors delaying the Dal Lake Project and informed him about the envisaged time frame for long pending elections to the municipal bodies.
Meanwhile, Kuldeep Khoda, who retired as Director General of Police on 31 May 2012 called on N. N. Vohra, Governor, and briefed him about the achievements of the State Police and the tasks still to be achieved.
The Governor also received Ashok Prasad, Additional Director, Central Intelligence who is tipped to take over as DGP of the State.
K. Rajendra, Acting DGP, called on the Governor and discussed various important internal security management issues, including the security and traffic arrangements for the forthcoming Shri Amarnathji Yatra.
He assured the Governor, who is Chairman of the Shri Amarnathji Shrine Board, that the State Police will provide the Shrine Board hard probed Police officers for the management of the forthcoming Yatra.
Seyed Mehdi Nabizadeh, Ambassador of Iran in India also, met Vohra.
During the hour long meeting, the Governor and the Ambassador of Iran recalled the centuries old historical and cultural relations between the two countries and discussed various matters of interest to both India and Iran.