This was announced by the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, A. R. Rather while addressing a series of public meetings at Yusmarg and Pakharpora here today.
He said Rs 23 crore are being spent to widen and macadamize 21 kms long road stretch from Yusmarg to Pakhpora and Yusmarg to Charar-i-Sharief, adding that this vital road projects is of prime importance for promoting tourism activities in the area.
He asked the concerned engineers to complete the road project within stipulated eighteen months time frame.
The District Development Commissioner, Budgam, Mohammad Rafi and senior engineers of PHE, R&B are departments were present on the occasion.
Rather said a comprehensive road connectivity has been undertaken to link all the remote and inaccessible villages with the main trunk roads to give fillip to economic activities for improving the living conditions of this kandi belt. He said two vital bridges are under construction to connect Darwan-Chuntinar with Watakallo and Kanidajan-Nowgam-Brenpathry-Hafroo-Batapora. He said development of Yusmarg as a hub of adventure tourism would create ample job avenues for the un-employed youth of the area.
The Minister said that the present dispensation under the dynamic leadership of Omar Abdullah has set into motion a golden era of development adding that next four years would be crucial for taking the state to the new heights of development and prosperity. He called upon the people to cooperate with the administration and executing agencies to help government in speedy socio-economic transformation of the State adding that peace and tranquility was imperative to achieve the goal. He said every citizen of the State have a right of equal opportunities of development and prosperities and reaffirmed government’s resolve for uniform development and equal social justice to the people in all the three regions of the State.
He said “our endevour is to provide all the basic and modern facilities to the people of the backward areas at par with the cities of the State”.
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