Srinagar, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Monday laid foundation stones of Rs 40 crore bridges over Rambiarah and Romshoo nallahs connecting several villages of Pulwama, Shopian and Budgam districts. These bridges would be constructed by the Department of Relief, Rehabilitation, Reconstruction & Disaster Management and would be completed within two years under World Bank-funded Jhelum-Tawi Flood Recovery Project.
The Chief Minister laid the foundation stone of a bridge over Rambiara nallah at village Trenz in Shopian district. The bridge on its completion would connect Mohanpora, Babkhidar and Imam Sahib in Shopian district with Pulwama district in Sheikhpora, Arihal village.
The 275 metre long bridge would be built over a cost of Rs 25.82 crore and would be completed within two years.
Minister for R&B, Abdul Rehman Veeri; Minister for Finance, labour, culture & employment Dr Haseeb A Drabu were present on the occasion.
Earlier Mehbooba laid the foundation of 150 metre double lane tressed bridge over nallah Romshi at Rohmo village in Pulwama. To be built over a cost of Rs. 15.33 crore, the bridge is expected to be completed in two years. The bridge will connect district Pulwama with Pakherpora and Chrar-e-Sharief in district Budgam.
She also reviewed the pace of developmental activities in the district at an officers meeting.
Mehbooba according to statement directed the district administration to expedite the pace of works at the projects taken in hand in the district. She asked the officers to prioritize the components of works which can be taken up during winter months. She also directed the district administration to prioritize the liabilities which could be cleared before the onset of next financial year.
Mehbooba asked the PDD authorities to undertake mechanical and rotational augmentation of electricity distribution so as to minimize the difficulties of people during winters. She asked the PHE Department to look into the complaints of drinking water scarcity in villages of Babhar and Drussu.
Earlier, the Deputy Commissioner Pulwama briefed the meeting about the developmental scenario in the district.
The meeting was informed that the ambitious Pulwama Circular Road project has been completed and the Nursing College at Pulwama has been made functional. Similarly, work on land acquisition for the proposed AIIMS at Awantipora would start soon while as paper work for the land acquisition of approach road to the campus is going on, the meeting was told.
The meeting was also told about the progress of upgradation work on some key road projects like Pulwama-Lassipora, Lassipora-Kamri and Awantipora-Tral and other infrastructure development projects.