Minister of State for Technical Education (Independent charge), Power, CAPD, RDD and Information, Vikar Rasool Wani today laid a foundation stone of General Bus stand Banihalto be constructed by PWD department with an approximate cost of about 1.47 Crore. He announced 1 passenger shed and 2 toilet complexes for the general public at the Bus stand.While addressing a huge gathering at Banihal, he said that traffic jam in Banihal is the biggest problem for the general public and to have a Bus stand in Banihal is the long pending demand of the general masses of the banihal area which has been solved by laying a foundation stone of bus stand. He assured the people that he has a long mission to put Banihal, backward area on development map.
He enumerated the achievements on socio economic fronts that have taken place during his tenure for in the remote and far flung areas of Banihal. He further added that several projects have been started for the overall and equitable development of the rural and remote areas of the Banihal. He further said that several new road projects including Itoonar-darshipura road, Kuthal-Harwara road, Bankoot- Gujjarnar road, Nachilana- Manjos road have been taken up in the current year plan to ensure the connectivity of these remote and far flung areas with the National Highway. He further added that 33 bridges have also been completed so far during his tenure as public representative of the area.
He apprised the people about other various initiatives which have helped in bringing developmental revolution in all sectors such as power, roads, health, education, lanes- drains, food etc in the Banihal area. He exhorted upon the people to avail maximum benefits from the various centrally sponsored schemes such as MGNREGA, PMGSY, NRHM, Food security bill etc. He further said that Govt is committed to provide all basic facilities to the rural people at their doorsteps.Vikar also inspected ongoing developmental works in the Banihal town. While inspecting the works in Banihal town, he directed the officers of the executing agencies to expedite the pace of works for their timely completion besides ensuring quality work on ground so that people of the area get benefitted.