Beerwah: Former Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah on Monday while conducting an extensive review of public demands and developmental works in Beerwah Constituency, visited the newly completed Power Receiving Station at S.K. Pora and sought an assurance that the receiving station would start functioning from Friday this week.
The receiving station will provide relief to nearly twenty villages and eighteen hundred families in the area. Omar after inspecting the Receiving Station and interacting with locals there also visited Hardamalpora and held a workers’ meeting at Hardamalpora.
Work on the S.K. Pora Receiving Station was initiated in 2010 under the tenure of the previous National Conference-led Government in the State and Omar Abdullah inquired about the reasons for the prolonged delay in the completion of this vital project in the area in the last three years.
On this occasion, Omar Abdullah also sought an assurance from the Department that the Receiving Station would be commissioned and would start functioning no later than Friday of this week.
Expressing concern over the dismal power scenario in Beerwah and most of the Valley in general, Omar Abdullah said the Administration was duty-bound to ensure people are not subjected to such hardships and misery in biting cold and the harsh winter climate.
He also reviewed various distribution infrastructure additions and improvements that were made in the power infrastructure in Beerwah through the MLA’s Constituency Development Fund and passed instructions that every necessary measures should be undertaken to alleviate the issues being faced by the people.
After visiting the receiving station at S.K. Pora, Omar Abdullah interacted with locals in the area and took a note of suggestions and issues raised by them about various public works. He passed on instructions to the relevant departments to undertake redressal of these issues at the earliest.
He also visited Hardamalpora area of the constituency where he held a workers’ meeting. Exhorting the party workers’ to dedicate their time and efforts to working with the people to improve public infrastructure and the delivery of essential services, Omar Abdullah said he would continue to leave no stone unturned to work towards bettering the lives of the people and would continue to fight for their fair share of developmental funds.
The NC Working President was accompanied by his Political Secretary Mr. Tanvir Sadiq and Constituency Incharge Professor Abdul Majeed Mattoo besides various party functionaries including Block Presidents and concerned Halqa Presidents of the party.