Special package for KU North campus; town de congestion, beautification among public demands
Baramulla: On her public outreach programme, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Sunday visited Baramulla to convene a public grievances redressal camp in which scores of deputations and hundreds of people from the district apprised her of their problems, an official statement issued here said.
Minister for Technical Education, Youth Services & Sports, Moulvi Imran Raza Ansari; legislators, Javed Hussain Beigh; Muhammad Abbas Wani and Yawar Dillawar Mir were present on the occasion.
A deputation of Greater Baramulla Forum sought extension of municipal limits of the town, construction of youth hostel, sewerage treatment plant and solid waste management facility for the town besides pacing up work on the Football Academy at Ushkoora. They also demanded devising a scheme for meeting the drinking water needs of the town besides a bus terminal, declaring the town as forest city and proper utilisation of old hospital premises.
Another deputation of civil society members sought pacing up of work on Baramulla Medical College, creation of parking slots and rest rooms in the centre of the town. They also sought beautification of Jhelum banks in the town, decongestion of the old town, proper maintenance of parks and creation of circular roads and widening of roads to overcome frequent traffic jams.
A deputation of Baramulla College Alumini Association demanded a special package for making the North Campus of Kashmir University vibrant. They also demanded grant of autonomous status to Baramulla Degree College, given its high rating by the UGC. The deputation also demanded setting up of an exclusive college for Earth Sciences at Uri or a college for metallurgy at Kupwara.
A deputation of residents of old town, Baramulla sought setting up of a housing colony for the residents, round the clock operationalization of health centre at Bagh i Islam besides construction of community halls in the main town. They also sought improvement of power cables in the town, drug de addiction and cleaning of flood nallahs in old town.
Several deputations from Rafiabad demanded setting up of a health centre and playfield at Achabal besides widening of roads in the area. They also sought an ambulance for the Dangiwachi medical block and establishment of a cold store at Behrampora. Augmentation of grid stations at Watergam, Hadipora, Achabal and Nowpora besides projection of Kiterdajji and Bosian on the tourist map of the State were also demanded.
A deputation of girl students from Sopore sought upgradation of local library, extension of scooty scheme to the area, sports facility and coaching camps for competitive examinations for the youth of the town. Appreciating the demands, the Chief Minister instantly directed release of Rs. 10 lakh for buying books for the Sopore library.
Another deputation from the town sought setting up of a nursing college, augmentation of drinking water facility and solid waste management for the town. Another deputation sought strengthening of educational infrastructure in the town.
Mehbooba Mufti directed identification of land for construction of sports stadium, announced two buses for the boys and girls colleges and development of public park at the available space.
Deputations from Boniyar sought establishment of a JK Bank branch at Trikanjan, development of road from Bela to Gabevar connecting it to Vij tourist spot besides setting up of a tehsil Social Welfare office. They also demanded a fire station at Boniyar, construction of Foot Bridge at Noushehra over river Jhelum, opening up of JK Bank branch at Noushehra and irrigation facilities for the area.
A deputation of Gurdwara Prabandak Committee, Baramulla sought special dispensation in employment for the candidates belonging to Sikh community and macdamisation of road to Gurdwara Chatti Padshahi, Baramulla.
A group of students from the Blind School, Kanispora sought more facilities for the students. The Chief Minister directed the Deputy Commissioner to pursue the case of establishment of the school within its own compound.
During her overnight stay here, the Chief Minister would be visiting Sopore tomorrow to inaugurate a Currency Chest of JK Bank there besides meeting people and listening to their problems.