CM jumps protocol, meets visitors who had no prior appointment

Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Thursday ensured that she met all the people who had come to seek redressal of their grievances at her private office located at Church lane in Srinagar.

Reports said that as soon as the Chief Minister finished her day’s schedule of meeting people she along-with her security team and officials was leaving for her Fairview residence. However, all of a sudden the CM made her cavalcade to take a u-turn and headed back to her private office.

“The CM saw around five dozen people, mostly women waiting outside the CM’s private office. Though these people had no prior appointment fixed with her, she made it a point to come back and listen to their grievances,” an official privy to the development said.

Pertinently, scores of deputations and individuals in large numbers met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today and demanded extension of developmental activities in their areas and pacing up the works already under execution.

The deputationists invited attention of the Chief Minister towards their problems and sought their immediate redressal.

A deputation of people from Gurez led by Faqir Muhammad Khan thanked the Chief Minister for extending air services to Gurez, which they said would be of great help to patients and students in particular.

The deputation demanded extension of the air service upto Tulail to facilitate people of that area as well.

The deputation also sought construction of tunnel through the Razdan top to facilitate all weather movement of traffic on the Bandipore-Gurez road. They also sought augmentation of power, ration, health and other essential supplies in the area.

Another deputation from Baba Reshi demanded completion of works at the Shrine of Hazrat Baba Payam ud Din Reshi(R.A.), proper lighting of Baba Reshi-Gulmarg road, macdamisation of Hyderbaig-Tangmarg road and upgradation of bridge at Chanapora, Kunzer. They also sought release of payment for the works done under NREGA.

A deputation of STs from higher reaches of Beerwah demanded electrification of villages of Shoplan and Nowgam besides earmarking substantial amounts from the Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) on education.

A deputation from Pahalgam sought setting up of a fully equipped hospital in view of the tourist rush to the place, renovation of the TRC and creation of an ambient façade for the local market.

People from Khansahib sought completion of works on the Jawalapora road and augmentation of drinking water facility in the town.

A deputation of Gujjar community sought better management of and hygiene at Gujjar hostels across the State. They also demanded sparing a substantial chunk of TSP for educational spending. Another deputation from Srigufwara demanded upgradation of PHC and Animal health centre in the area.

A deputation of Traders Association, Solina also met the Chief Minister and put up their demands.

Deputations from Poonch, Wachi, Marh also met the Chief Minister and sought redressal of their grievances.

The Chief Minister assured the deputations that the issues raised by them would be looked into and processed appropriately. She said her Government has endeavoured to take every region of the State on the march of development and no area or section of the society would be left out. However, she said, peace is imperative for undertaking development activities and sought their cooperation and contribution in maintaining peace which would ensure time bound completion of developmental works in the State.

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