Minister reviews developmental works in Srinagar

In a bid to develop Srinagar as a modern city, Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, on Saturday, directed all the departments to undertake equitable developmental works in all constituencies of Srinagar.

The minister chaired a high level meeting to review the development works going on in different constituencies of the capital.

The meeting was attended by MLA Habba Kadal, Shamim Firdous, MLA Khanyar, Ali Mohammad Sagar, MLA Iddgah, Mubbarak Gul, MLA Sonwar, Mohammad Ashraf Mir, MLA Batamaloo, Noor Mohammad Sheikh, MLA Zadibal, Abid Ansari,MLC Khursheed Alam, Div Com Kashmir, Baseer Ahmed Khan, District Collector Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Ahmed Lone, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani, Commissioner SMC, Dr. Shafqat Khan, Chief Engineers from PDD, I&FC, PHE, R&B and Mechanical, Director Tourism, Director Social Welfare, Director School Education, Director Health and other concerned officials.

During the meeting, the District Collector of Srinagar briefed the minister about the different developmental projects which have been completed in the last financial year. He was also apprised about AMRUT and other schemes that would be implemented in the present financial year. This includes road widening, land acquisition, macdamization of roads, construction of bridges and other works.

Regarding reforms in the education sector in the state, Bukhari said educational zones would be set up in every constituency. It was given that nine community halls had been completed at the cost of Rs 12.68 crore during 2016-2017.

It was informed that four synthetic basketball courts had been constructed at Girls Higher Secondary School Soura, Kothibagh, Nowhatta and Khanyar whereas Rs 38.80 lakh were spent on the creation of smart classes in Srinagar.

The MLAs of different constituencies of Srinagar apprised the minister about different issues and problems faced by the people of their concerned areas. After giving a patient hearing, Bukhari ensured that the representatives that all their concerns would be addressed and promised equal development for all the constituencies, irrespective of political affiliations.

As part of preparations for the upcoming month of Ramadan, Bukhari directed the PDD and SMC officials to install and repair the streetlights so that people may not face problems.

He said the government under Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti, was keen for speedy development of Srinagar as the work was hampered in 2016 due to violence. Later, Bukhari kicked off a talent hunt football tournament URJA at Bakshi Stadium which was organized by CRPF.

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