Road connectivity key to development, prosperity: Ganga

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Apr 10: Reaffirming Government’s commitment towards ensuring durable asset creation in all sectors, Minister for Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga, today termed road connectivity as key towards peace, progress and prosperity of the State.
The Minister was addressing a large public gathering after inaugurating the road widening work from Chak Salarian to Koulpur in Ramgarh, Samba which would be completed with an estimated cost of Rs.1.5 crore.
The Minister asserted that durable roads and enhanced infrastructure tops the development agenda of the present dispensation and focus is being laid on upgrading and improving the road network in rural and remote areas. “Emphasis is being laid on improving road network by linking internal roads with National Highways to give a further fillip to development activities in the State”, he added. He said that the Government has laid full focus on development of infrastructure and providing better civic amenities to the people of the State.
Later, the Minister convened a public grievances redressal camp at village Koulpur and took stock of issues of the locals.
The Minister, while highlighting the development activities on the occasion, said that development works of more than rupees one crore are under process in the area. He said that three transformers in the area have been upgraded to 100 KV as per the demands of the locals. He further said that Rs.26 crore have been sanctioned for the road from Vijaypur to Esmpur and Rs. 8 crore for the road from Swankha Morh to Baba Chamblyal.
Responding to demands of the people, Ganga assured them that all their issues would be taken up with the concerned authorities for an early redressal.


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