Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today announced the release of Rs. 10 crore in favour of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Kargil for meeting out many of its liabilities by prioritising the respective sectors. She also announced release of Rs. One Crore for improving Muharram arrangements in the district.
Addressing the members of Hill Council here this evening during her tour of the district, the Chief Minister said her Government is conscious of the specific developmental needs of Ladakh region in view of its limited connectivity. She said the construction of Zojila tunnel on Srinagar-Kargil road is a gift to the people of the region adding that it has been decided that work on the tunnel would start simultaneously at five places to expedite the work and complete it early.
Mehbooba Mufti said the under construction District hospital complex and LAHDC secretariat building would be given a further push to get them completed early. Also she said the Kargil Degree College would be augmented in terms of courses, facilities and infrastructure.
The Chief Minister said transfer back of Kharbathang Plateau from Army has been taken up with Ministry of Defence and if need be she would speak to the Prime Minister in this regard. She said the poor connectivity issues would be taken up with Telecom Ministry for early redressal.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh in his address said the civic needs of the town would be duly taken care of by his Department. He said he would be directing setting up of solid waste management facility in the town soon. He said the J&K Housing Board would be setting up its office in the town to respond to the growing housing needs. He said around 18 villages in Ladakh region are targeted to be electrified this year by the Government.
Chairman, Legislative Council, Haji Anayat Ali; Minister for R&B, Naeem Akhtar; Minister for Education, Syed Altaf Bukhari; CEC, LAHDC, Kargil, Kachoo Ahmad Ali also addressed the meeting.
Legislators, Asgar Karbalai and Agha Syed Baqir Rizvi; Executive Councillors of Hill Council; Deputy Commissioner; Superintendent of Police; Councillors; officers of district administration were present in the meeting.