Governor to discuss Katra issues with Chief Minister

Newspoint Bureau

Jammu Tawi, December 19

On a visit to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital (SMVDNSH), Kakryal, today Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shrine Board, reviewed various pilgrimage related issues with A K Sahu, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board.

It would be recalled that much before the Shrine Board’s Super Speciality Hospital was commissioned the Governor had held a series of meetings including with the then Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the then Minster for Public Works, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, and Rohit Kansal, Commissioner for Public Works, to settle a time frame for the repair and upgradation of the Domail–Katra and Domail-Kakryal roads; completion of the National Highway-Kakryal link and construction of the new road to connect Katra Railway Station with Kakryal.

In today’s review meeting Sahu informed the Governor that the new Katra-Kakryal road, which will also provide valuable linkage to the interior villages, has been blacktopped and shall become fully functional by March 2017. As regards the Domail-Katra and the Domail-Kakryal roads, both of them are in satisfactory condition and the new road from National Highway to Kakryal is now also being quite intensively used by patients visiting the Shrine Board Hospital from the Udhampur side.

It would be recalled that in the 1st Phase, for continued want of attention by the local Municipal Committee, the Shrine Board has undertaken several works to improve the sanitary conditions of Katra Town. These works have included repair and renovation of badly affected drain/nallah at bus stand Katra; repairs/renovation of internal city lanes, roads and footpaths; procurement of garbage lifting vehicles; installations of dustbins, water coolers, garden benches, street lights etc, and repair/renovation and black topping of road at Fountain Chowk Katra.


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