Minister of State for Finance and Planning, Ajay Nanda, today kick started the works of a road project from Sirla to Kalara in Reasi to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 2.88 crores.
Later while addressing people at village Sirla the Minister reiterated the commitment of the Government to provide improved amenities to people, and said that a comprehensive plan is underway to expand road networks under PMGSY, PWD and RDD in the state with special focus on far-flung and hilly areas. He said for all such roads funds have been sanctioned and instructions have been passed to the concerned for their judicious utilization in completing these key projects.
The Minister directed the officers for regular supervision and monitoring of all major road projects in the district keeping in view the set time-frame and to avoid cost escalation. “The administration has to establish close liaison with the public in resolving all land related and other allied issues hampering smooth construction of roads” the Minister stated.
Later, the Minister toured lower Dana areas and dedicated 63 KVA transformer to the people from his CDF. A total of Rs. 4.91 lakh have been spent on its installation.
Various officers of district administration and local people accompanied the Minister during the visit.