Result of development schemes visible on the ground: Omar

JAMMU :  Rubbishing opposition’s charges of failure on various fronts, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah today said the result of his government’s development schemes are visible on the ground.
“Results of development programmes visible on ground (in Jammu and Kashmir). We have to achieve the targets and realise the promises made to people,” Omar said here.
He was receiving appraisal of projects in Jammu city at a high-level meeting here today.
Opposition PDP and BJP have been targeting the Omar Abdullah government for “total failure on governance and development fronts” in J&K.
The Chief Minister underlined the need for carrying forward the comprehensive development plan launched by his government to achieve the desired results of inclusive and holistic development.
Chief Minister said that the special focus given to ensure all-round development in all the sectors is now amply visible on ground.
He asked the administrative secretaries to monitor the development programmes scheme-wise and ensure their timely completion.
The Chief Minister received information about projects like modernisation of Ranbir Canal, auto mechanical-operated gated barrage on Tawi river, extension of Ravi Canal, seed multiplication farm in Chakoori, super speciality hospital, a 200-bedded maternity hospital and convention centre in Jammu.
The Chief Minister took stock of comprehensive sewerage scheme for Jammu city, 27 MLD sewerage treatment plant, laying of lateral sever lines, sewerage projects for various areas of Jammu and modernisation of bus stand and industrial complexes at Bari Brahamana.
He also reviewed works like development of river Tawi front, conservation of Mubarak Mandi, improvement of Rughnath Bazar, Mubarak Mandi cable car project, disaster recovery centre, implementation of R-APDRP Part-B in Jammu, distribution of transformers metering, fourth Tawi bridge, Satwari-Kunjwani road Phase-II, construction of Bikram Chowk flyover, new Legislative complex, upgrading of Jammu Airport and other developmental works.
The Chief Minister reviewed some 25 projects in 11 departments and gave directions for enhancing the pace of work to ensure their timely completion.
Principal Secretary (Planning and Development) B R Sharma informed the meeting that an amount of Rs 1,088 crore have been incurred on these projects. (AGENCIES)

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