SRINAGAR: A number of deputations from various areas of Kashmir Valley met chief minister Mehbooba Mufti, seeking redressal of their problems here on Sunday.
An official spokesperson said that a deputation of Shina speaking people from Gurez, Tulail and Bagtore met Mehbooba in Srinagar and thanked her for sanctioning a degree college for Tulail area. “The deputation said the opening up of the college would hugely benefit the students of the area, particularly girl students,” he said.
Responding to the deputation, the chief minister said her government is seized of the problems of the people of Gurez area particularly due to closure of the road during winter months.
Mehbooba told the deputation that her government is pursuing the construction of tunnels at Razdan Pass on Bandipore-Gurez road and at Sadhna Pass on Kupwara-Karnah road to facilitate round the year movement to and from these areas.
The Chief Minister assured the deputation that whatever needed would be done for the development of far flung areas like Gurez.
He said a deputation from Baramulla and adjoining areas called on Mehbooba here and sought pacing up of several developmental projects taken up in the district.
“The deputation sought pacing up of old town decongestion project which is expected to give huge relief to the people living there. They also demanded completion of work on the football academy, Ushkura and strengthening of PHC, Sheeri. They sought projecting the mega water supply scheme for Baramulla town for funding,” he said.
He said the deputation also demanded starting of work on the upgradation of Baramulla-Baba Reshi, Shumlaran, Kawahara Bala and Payeen roads, completion of land acquisition process for degree college, Baramulla, upgradation of roads in the town and earmarking of various parking slots in the town. The CM informed the deputation that government is already working on some ambitious projects in the district and assured them that the demands put forth today would also be put on expeditious mode of execution.
He said deputations from several parts of the Valley called on Mehbooba Mufti and apprised her of their problems and sought their redressal.
“A deputation from Kamad village of Anantnag sought establishment of health sub-centre, replacement of existing 250 KV transformer at the local shrine and providing of computers to the local high school,” he said.
He said another deputation from Anzwala area of Anantnag sought widening of Anzwala-Anchidora road, operationalization of Prakashpora-Anzwala- Shamsipora water supply scheme, undertaking renovation of the local shrine and adjoining areas and upgradation of middle school, Anchidora.
“A deputation from Kehirbal, Bijbehara demanded replacement of old water supply scheme, establishment of fruit mandi in the area and macadamization of the Ranbirpora-A road,” he said.
He said another deputation from Anantnag sought widening of Larkipora-Bongam road via Kuchipora, improvement of Railway approach road from Dialgam – Setchan.
“They also demanded widening and improvement of Harnag-Khanabal, Harnag-Achabal, Harnag-Danter roads, restarting of construction work at the TRC Anantnag, fencing of playground at TB Shah, fencing of Mir Danter graveyard, construction of passenger shed near Railway approach road at the Wanpoh station and open area gym at Wazir Bagh, construction of Utrasu-Najigund-Watargam road and bridge over nallah Bringi at Ashajipora and upgradation of Utrasoo Middle School,” he said.
He said a deputation from Dooru, Shahabad thanked chief minister for establishment of mini secretariat and model hospital at Dooru. They sought creation of the post of additional deputy commissioner and upgradation of other offices in the area for better administration and ease of people.
“A deputation of representatives of Gujjar Bakerwal community also met the chief minister and sought opening of behaks in Gurez and Tulail areas for grazing. They also demanded setting up of mobile schools and veterinary centres in the areas frequently traversed by members of nomadic community,” he said.
He said a deputation from Budgam sought upgradation of PDD receiving station at Beerwah. “The chief minister listened to the demands of the deputations patiently and assured them to look into the same in an expeditious mode,” he added.