Rs 1.75 cr earmarked for facelifting of Shastri Nagar Cremation Ground: Bhalla

Minister for Housing, Raman Bhalla interacting with people at Shastri Nagar on Sunday.
Minister for Housing, Raman Bhalla interacting with people at Shastri Nagar on Sunday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Oct 5: Minister for Housing, Horticulture, and Culture, Youth Services and Sports Raman Bhalla today informed that Government has earmarked Rs. 1.75 crore for facelifting of Shastri Nagar Cremation Ground, adding that under the project, the waiting shed, cremation shed, premises, entry gate, ladies and male bathrooms will be modernised.
This was stated by the Minister while interacting with the people after launching Rs. 25 lakh development works at Ward No. 22 in Shastri Nagar, here today.
The Minister asked the Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) to complete all the launched projects within stipulated time frame by using quality material. He said that an effective monitoring mechanism has been put in place to enforce accountability and transparency in the implementation of the developmental schemes in every district and block.
While inspecting the progress of ongoing projects in Shastri Nagar, Mr Bhalla directed the executing agencies to speed up their men and machinery for timely completion of the ongoing projects besides ensuring quality work on ground so that people of these areas get benefitted.
The Minister said that Government is keen to address public concerns on priority and several measures are being initiated for timely redressal of the development related issues of the people across the State. He said Government has launched number of welfare scheme like IAY and BSUP to improve living standards of poor people of urban pockets.
Mr. Bhalla called upon the people to cooperate with executing agencies in quality and timely completion of ongoing development works in their respective colonies.
Regarding improvement of drinking water facilities in the Shastri Nagar, the Minister informed that Government has identified space for construction of deep drill tube well, adding that the project would be started soon after completing tendering formalities. He said after commissioning of the vital project, the locality would be improved with adequate drinking water supply.
Listing the measures taken up by the Government to improve the basic amenities in Shastri Nagar, the Minister said Government has already dedicated Rs. 4.78 crore 133/11 KVA receiving station to Shastri Nagar people. After dedication the power supply in the area has improved besides also in adjoining areas like Gandhi Nagar, Gangyal, Nai Basti, Preet Nagar, Nanak Nagar, Digiana, Roop Nagar in Digiana and its adjoining areas.
For facilitating the people of Shastri Nagar, Bhalla said the Government has dedicated Rs. 3.37 crore parking slot on Landoi Choi nallah near Cremation Ground.
The Minister assured that the Government is making all out efforts to extend every help to the people at their door steps. He asked the accompanied officers of JMC, PHE, ERA, R&B, UEED and PDD to formulate a detailed project report of shortfall of the development works at Shastri Nagar, Nanak Nagar, Digiana, Gangyal and Gandhi Nagar for early meet the shortfall of basic amenities of the people.


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