Jammu and Kashmir Govt seeks Army cooperation in construction of airstrip

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The Jammu and Kashmir government has sought cooperation of the Army in removing bottlenecks in the construction of an airstrip in the picturesque Kishtwar district, an official spokesman said today.

State Chief Secretary B B Vyas took up the matter with Army officers concerned during a visit to the proposed airstrip in Kishtwar, the spokesman said.

Vyas sought Armys cooperation in getting issues resolved at the earliest so that the much-needed airstrip could be made operational.
The chief secretary said government was keen to make the airstrip functional at the earliest for the convenience of the people as also to increase the tourist footfall in the area.
Vyas was in Kishtwar yesterday to take stock of the progress of developmental works on the ground.

Expressing concern over the sluggish pace of fund utilisation, the chief secretary asked officers to access resources available for developmental works and make optimum and judicious use of the same to build requisite public infrastructure in the area.

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