Governor to shortly have structured discussion with CM

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 19: On a visit to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (SMVDNSH), Kakryal today, Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shrine Board, reviewed various pilgrimage related issues with A K Sahu, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board.
It would be recalled that much before the Shrine Board’s Super Speciality Hospital was commissioned the Governor had held a series of meetings including with the then Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the then Minster for Public Works, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari and Rohit Kansal, Commissioner for Public Works, to fix a time frame for the repair and upgradation of the Domail-Katra and Domail-Kakryal roads; completion of the National Highway-Kakryal link and construction of the new road to connect Katra Railway Station with Kakryal.
In today’s review meeting, the CEO informed the Governor that the new Katra-Kakryal road, which will also provide valuable linkage to the interior villages, has been blacktopped and will become fully functional by March 2017.
As regards the Domail-Katra and the Domail-Kakryal roads, both of them are in satisfactory condition and the new road from National Highway to Kakryal is now being quite intensively used by patients visiting the Shrine Board Hospital from the Udhampur side.
In a recent meeting held by the Governor with the Jammu based members of the Shrine Board it has been decided to launch a number of upgradation and development works to improve the civic infrastructure in Katra town, provide essential services in Sira Colony, provide illumination and construct shelter sheds for passengers waiting for buses and undertake the beautification of the Domel- Kakryal and Manthal- Kakryal roads which connect Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital and the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi College of Nursing, all located at Kakryal.
Insofar as the development of civic infrastructure in Katra town is concerned, CEO has identified works related to improvement of sanitary condition and construction/repairs of internal roads of the Katra town and other civic facilities.
It would be recalled that the Shrine Board has already invested Rs. 12.06 crore to build a first class Sports Complex in Katra town and has also agreed to take up other major works if the State Government provides unequivocal and strong administrative and legal support to the Shrine Board.
In this regard, Governor N.N. Vohra is shortly convening a meeting with Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti to have structured discussions with the State Government on identified issues concerning the planned development of Katra town and effective implementation of the Katra Master Plan.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here