Minister for Roads & Buildings Abdul Majid Wani today inaugurated motorable bridge at Muradpur in Rajouir District.The 152 mtrs double span bridge was constructed by Jammu & Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation by utilizing Rs. 9.30 crore within record time. The bridge is a life line for the people of Rajouri and Kalakot Constituencies and a long pending demand of the people of the area was fulfilled. With the completion of this project over four lakh people of 40 panchayats of Muradpur and Dhangri area would get benefitted with this vital link.The Minister, who was on 2-day tour of twin border district of Rajouri and Poonch also addressed a series of public meeting highlighting the achievements registered by the present Government and action plans for further course of action.Highlighting the importance of road connectivity, the Minister said that it is directly linked with socio-economic profile of people and holistic development of the State. He said that the development and up-gradation of road communication is in the focused attention of Government, adding that work on various mega vital links is underway and a number of projects are in pipeline. He said, besides R&B Department, various Central Government agencies have also been engaged for execution of these mega road projects in the state for ensuring cent per cent road connectivity in the State.
Mr. Wani said that hundreds of new bridges and vital road links have been constructed and existing ones have been taken into hand for up-gradation to provide easy accessibility to the people. The road communication is also being strengthened in hilly and remote areas under PMGSY for ensuring prosperity and development of the people living in these areas of the state, he maintained.Responding to the demands of the locals at Muradpur, for disbursement of land compensation against the land acquired for construction of approach road to connect Muradpur bridge, the Minister directed the concerned for early disbursement of compensation to the owners of the land.
Later, Mr. Wani inaugurated additional block of VIP suit in Dak Bangalow, Rajouri. The double storey complex was constructed at a cost of Rs. 35.45 lakh with all required facilities.The Minister also chaired a meeting of officers at Poonch to review the status of projects being executed under R&B and PMGSY sector in the district directing them for ensuring their timely completion. He also asked them for attending the people problems on priority and take steps for their early redressal.Among others, Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Chief Engineer, R&B Sheikh Hamid, Deputy General Manager, JKPCC, besides prominent citizens of the area were present.