The Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri , Sunday said that various long and short term measures are underway to provide better road connectivity in twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch, adding that better road connectivity is the only solution to further develop the region.
The Minister, who is on his 3 day visit to Peer Panjaal region said this while addressing a high level meeting at Poonch, today. .
Deputy Chairman Legislative Council, Jehangir Hussain Mir, Legislators Shah Mohammad Tantray, Choudary Akram, Javid Rana,Yashpal Sharma ,Surinder Chaudary and Shehnaz Ganai attended the review meeting.
Veeri took a detailed review about the road connectivity in the district. He was informed that as many as 572 different road schemes and bridges are under execution in the district at an estimated cost of Rs.1386 cr., of which Rs.302 cr. have so for been expended on the execution of these schemes. These schemes include 24 major projects including Mini secretariat, Allopathic Dispensary etc.
The minister fixed time line for completion of some vital bridges which include Kalai bridge, Nangali bridge.He also gave directions to streamline the department at gross root level. On the occasion legislators raised several matters for development of their respective areas.
Later, Veeri visited trade Facilitation center Chakan Da Bagh where construction of various developmental schemes have been started at a cost of Rs 12.25 crore which include Parking place for sixty heavy vehicles , compound walls and construction of 50 bedded barrack for security installation . The Minister on the occasion directed for starting other related works at an earliest so that the traders could be facilitated in a better way. The Minister said that the development of trade centers was the vision of Late Mufti Sb for developing the socio economic status of the border people.