Aimed to strengthen the road network in the Pampore constituency, Minister of State for Forest, PHE, Irrigation, Flood Control and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad today kick-started macadamization work on the stretch from Manipora Village to Wuyan.With the macadamization on 8.5 kms length at an estimated cost of Rs 11.88 crore, villages including Manipora, Tulbagh, Kanibal, Wuyian and Androosa will get smooth connectivity with National Highway.On this occasion, residents expressed gratitude towards the Minister and said new chapter of development will begin with the macadamization of roads.Senior officers of Public Works Department and other district officers of Pulwama accompanied the Minister.Giving clear directions for adhering to road macadamization specifications as approved under Detailed Project Report (DPRs), Mir said that no compromise shall be made with the quality of the work.The Minister also visited various areas in Pampore Constituency to review the pace of ongoing developmental works.
He directed the officers to work with added zeal and ensure time-bound completion of these works so that their benefits percolate to grass root level.Interacting with the people at different places, the Minister said that the present government headed by the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti is committed to provide improved basic amenities to the people of the State. He said that road connectivity is the top priority of the Government and necessary directions have already been given to the concerned to identify the uncovered areas so that all habitations would be provided better road connectivity and prepare required DPRs.The concerned authorities apprised the Minister that with the ongoing phase of macadamization, all major routes will be macadamized during this year, besides strengthening the connectivity with all link roads.En-route, several deputations met the Minister and apprised him about their individual and collective problems. These included construction of lanes, drains and culverts. The Minister gave them a patient hearing and assured them that their genuine demands will be looked into.