BJP MLC Adv. Ramesh Arora visited R.S. Pura to take stock of the situation after removing encroachment from heritage railway station which was existing since 1927 but was illegally occupied by few persons. Police authorities alongwith Revenue authorities were present on spot. Ramesh Arora said that it is his efforts which are no culminating into practical shape. Heritage building of Railway Station R.S. Pura is required to be protected and it will attract tourists within state and from outside state.Jammu & Kashmir headed by Maharaja Hari Singh at that point of time was having well nit Railway system starts from Bikram Chowk, Jammu and first stop of the train prior to independence was at Miran Sahib and thereafter at R.S. Pura and within 50 minutes train use to reach at Sailkot via Suchetgarh.Arora said that it is our heritage and all points of Railway station at Bikram Chowk, Miran Sahib and R.S. Pura will be protected. He said that it is first step that three buildings got vacated from illegal encroachers. Although, Arora said that alternative place have been provided to three families but still more portion of old Railway Station is under occupation of 3-4 more families and will take up matter and also assure their settlement at alternative place.
A deputation of local residents also met with MLC and apprised him about the problems faced by them who in response assured all possible help but said that we cannot compromise illegal encroachment of heritage points. All the persons in deputation assured Arora for their full cooperation in the noble cause.Ramesh Arora asked Dy. Commissioner, Jammu and local administration of R.S. Pura and appreciated their efforts. Arora said we are in a process of development Suchetgarh Border as it is commitment of late Mufti Mohd. Sayeed and State Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti also endorsed it.He said he will again meet with State Chief Minister, Dy. Chief Minister and other concerned so that matter can be resolved amicably and permanent alternative places is to be provided to displace families. Arora said that it is our duty that our present generation must feel proud about the good steps taken in past and gets inspiration from the same.Arora was accompanied by SC, ST, BC Development Corporation Ltd. Vice Chairperson Balbir Ram Rattan, BJP Senior leader Govind Sareen, Baru, Atul Gupta, Anil Gupta and many other locals.