BASHOLI, NOV 14: Minister for Forests, Ecology and Environment, Choudhary Lal Singh said that Government has initiated endeavours to expand road network to every nook and corner of the State, with special emphasis on rural and far-off areas.
The Minister said this while addressing a large gathering after inspecting ongoing construction works on 25 Km long Ghatti-Suffain road, here today.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister informed that Government has earmarked Rs 10.23 cr under PMGSY for construction of Ghatti-Suffain road, which on completion, would benefit population of Ghatti-Suffain and adjoining areas. He asked executing agency to gear up their men and machinery for timely completion of the road.
Chief Wildlife Warden, Manoj Panth; Chief Conservator of Forests, Farooq Gillani; Managing Director SFC, Suresh Gupta; Director Social Forestry, Ashwani Kumar Gupta; Director Social Conservation, Javed Iqbal Punjoo; Director SFRI, B M Sharma; Director FPF, Asif Mehmood Sagar; Regional Director Wildlife, Sinthil Kumar; Regional Director Pollution Control Board, Choudhary Showkat Ahmed; Additional Deputy Commissioner, Sanjay Gupta; Assistant Commissioner Development Rajiv Khajuria besides other senior officers of R&B, JKPCC, RDD and PDD also accompanied the Minister.
Earlier, the Minister laid foundation stone for Tehsil building at Mahanpur in Basholi, to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 1.78 cr by JKPCC.
While addressing people at Mahanpur, Choudhary Lal Singh said that Government has released Rs 44.54 lakh for starting construction work of the building which would comprise Court room, Retiring room, Mohre-Maal, Meeting Room, Patwari room, Judicial section, Record Room, Income Certificate section, State-Subject section and office room of Tehsildar. The Minister directed JKPCC authorities to complete the project within a year. Later, Choudhary Lal Singh visited Madani Dammbra, Mailini and Sabar and kick-started construction work on five roads.
Responding to demands of locals, the Minister directed the RDD to immediately install a hand pump in the area so that people do not face any inconvenience. Choudhary Lal Singh also planted Chinar, Fruit and Ornamental saplings along road of Madaani-Dammbara.