The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly Thursday accepted the three Private Member Resolutions of Congress MLA from Inderwal including the resolution demanding immediate survey for lying railway line from Gool-Kishtwar and Jammu to Poonch via Rajouri.In his communication to MLA, Inderwal Ghulam Mohammad Saroori, Abdul Qayoom Mir under Secretary in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly vide No LA/1239/Legn/2016 Dated 28-05-2016 has intimated to the Congress MLA that: “In terms of Rule 179 of the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business in Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, I have been directed to inform you that Speaker has admitted your following Resolutions”.The resolutions which was accepted by the Speaker of the Assembly includes resolution on separate Chenab Valley Hill Development Council be established as per the analogy of Leh & Kargil Hill Development Councils; Immediate Survey for laying Railway line from Gool to Kishtwar and Jammu to Poonch via Rajouri and separate special financial component for erstwhile Doda be provide to bring at par with other districts of the State.
“All the resolutions submitted by him are of great public importance which will cover the population of more than 25 lacks added that Kishtwar, Doda, Poonch and Rajouri Districts are hilly and backward areas of the state and people of these areas could not be deprived from railway link,” Saroori said in a statement issued this evening.“When India unfurls tri-colour on moon and are sending new satellites into space every month – connecting Kishtwar, Doda, Rajouri and Poonch with Railway line will not be a difficult task in 21st century,” said Saroori adding that he was “hopeful” that government will allow safe passage to all his resolutions.
He said Hill Development Council is long pending demand of people of Chenab valley and said that even Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti while touring Doda & Kishtwar districts demanded Hill Developmental Council for Chenab Valley.
He said that he feels ruling party PDP and opposition party NC will vote in favour of his resolution added that the said resolution few years ago moved by NC legislator in Upper House already stands passed so there is no reason for NC not to support his resolution in Assembly.Saroori said that erstwhile Doda district has always been ignored in terms of sanctioning of funds by successive government and said that there is need for separate special financial component for erstwhile Doda so that the development of this backward area will be brought at par with other Districts of the State.On the floor of the Assembly Saroori also demanded for constitution of committees to check the illegal settlement of non-state subjects in areas of Jammu on government land government take any step forward to frame Policy for regularization of un-authorized colonies. (CNS)