Kupwara/Srinagar, November 15 (Scoop News) – Immediately after Srinagar Awami Mulaqat, Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today reached Kupwara town where thousands of people were waiting for him to have a direct interaction with the Chief Minister in a free and frank manner.
When Chief Minister reached Kupwara, thousands of people of Kupwara received him amidst of Pro-Omar slogans and showered flowers and garlands.
The Chief Minister, Abdullah first inaugurated PHE Complex. He was accompanied by Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Taj Mohi-ud-Din, Advisor to Chief Minister, Mubarak Gul, Political Advisor to Chief Minister, Devinder Rana, MP, Sharief-ud-Din Shariq, MLA, Kupwara, Saif-Ullah Mir, MLA, Handwara, Ch. Mohammad Ramzan, MLA Gurez, Nazir Ahmed Gurezi, Deputy Commissioner, Kupwara and all the heads of the departments of the Kashmir division.
The PHE complex has been constructed at a cost of Rs.1.95 crores.
After inauguration of the Complex, the Chief Minister met the people in the form of delegations as well as in individual capacity where issues pertaining development of Kupwara, Handwara, Langate, Sogam, Rajwar, Keran, Machil, Wilgam, Kalaroos, Kralpora, Qalamabad, Qaziabad, Trehgam and other areas were highlighted.
The Chief Minister assured them that he is fully committed the development of the Kupwara district so that its prolonged developmental backwardness comes down to the minimum level and a new chapter of all round progress and prosperity is opened. He earmarked hundreds of crores for PHE, Education, Health, Irrigation, Local Bodies, R&B, Floriculture, Rural Development, Agriculture, Horticulture, Flood control for their progress.
Long queues of enthusiastic people were seen waiting in and around the Dak Bungalow who were eager to meet their beloved young leader.
The Chief Minister gave a patient hearing to all 32 delegations and the people who met him in individual capacity during his long 5 hours stay in Kupwara.
The delegation led by Ghulam Hassan Darzi highlighted the demand regarding bye-pass Kupwara, Women’s College, Irrigation and Electric Division for Kupwara besides speedy construction of bye-pass bridge on Jehlum river at Sopore so that Sopore bye-pass road is thrown open for Kupwara district.
A delegation of transporters led by M. Shafi Mir projected demand for rehabilitation of transporters, waiving off token tax and immediate development of Bus Adda for Kupwara. They also demanded that roads under Beacon should also be widened. They also demanded that a garbage dumping site should be identified outside the town.
The delegation from Kralpora led by Haji Ghulam Mohammad Bhat demanded tehsil status for Kralpora, opening of new
The delegation of BAR association Kupwara led by Advocate Mohammad Sultan Malik demanded additional accommodation for Kupwara Court, Mobile Magistrate, remove of barricades in Kupwara town, setting up of Munsiff Court for Trehgam and Kralpora, upgradation of roads of Kupwara and tunnel from chowkibal to Tangdhar besides opening of Teetwal crossing point round the year for trade purposes.
A delegation of Handwara led by Abdul Khaliq Mir demanded lift irrigation scheme for Trehgam, separate rural development block for Kandi Nagri, JK bank branch at Kandi and revival of thermal power project at Rajwar.
A delegation of traders association of Handwara led by Haji Abdul Rashid Malik demanded creation of additional DC and Session Judge posts for Handwara, shifting of CRPF camp at Bagatpora Handwara, construction of filtration plant and new office complex for tehsil and police station outside the town and upgradation of bus stand, approach roads, women’s degree college and development of sports stadium.
A delegation of Pahari Forum led by Manzoor Ahmad Masoodi demanded S. T. status for Pahari community, tehsil status for Kralpora, upgradation of High School Kachhamam and also demanded that recruitment should be made at block level.
Another delegation led by Abdul Khaliq Lone demanded girls degree college, fast tract recruitment to fill up the vacant posts of district Kupwara.
A delegation from Keran led by Ex. MLC Nasir Ahmad Khan demanded special funds for construction of flood damaged social infrastructure in Keran, laying of transmission line for Keran and immediate construction of foot bridges which was washed away due to recent flood in the area. He also demanded 5 km of PMGSY road washed away by recent floods be given to Beacons for construction purposes as R&B department has not machinery required for the purpose.
A delegation from Sogam led by Mohammad Rajab demanded backward status to whole Lolab valley, upgradation of SDH Sogam with latest machinery, upgradation of roads and speed up the construction of Sogam-Bandipora road besides creation of sub-division of R&B, irrigation, PHE and PDD.
A delegation from Qalamabad led by Mohammad Amin Khan demanded Girl’s Polytechnic for Qalamabad,
Another delegation of Magam Handwara led by Abdul Karim wani demanded administrative block for Magam, Handwara and speed up the construction work of Wadpora bridge and a separate Naibat.
A delegation from Qaziabad led by Mohammad Maqbool Lone demanded separate power division, irrigation division and upgradation of all roads from Langate to Qaziabad.
Sonaullah Sofi of Sohipora, Kupwara, Haji Mohammad Suleman Pir of Drugmulla, Ghulam Mohammad Rather of Ramhal, Ghulam Mohammad Bhat of traders federation, Kralpora, Ghulam Mohammad Wani of Rajwar, Mohammad Faujdar Khan of Hyhama, Haji Abdul Gani Lone of Kalaroos, Abdul Jabbar Mir of Vavoora, Zahoor Ahmad Shah of Avoora, Bashir Ahmad Bhat of Numberdar Association, Haji Peer Abdul Rashid Avoora, Moulvi Khurshid Ahmad of Zirhama , Advocate Mohammad Rafi Shah of Drugmulla, Ch. Siraj-ud-Din Khatana of Avoora, Ghulam Hassan Lone of warsen, Mohammad Hussain Bhat of Hafrada, Ghulam Mohammad Mir, Fayaz of EJAC, Mohammad Nawab Khan of Machil and Ghulam Ahmad Wani of contractors association also met the chief Minister and put forth their demands of their respective areas and organizations.