JAMMU: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti Monday visited the historic Raghunath Bazar and reviewed the progress on the beautification project of the market.
Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta accompanied the Chief Minister during the visit.
During the visit, the Chief Minister was informed that beautification works of construction of cobbler stone road, footpaths of Dholpur stone, ornamental illumination facilities and drainage have been completed at a cost of more than Rs 5 crore.
The second phase of beautification involving a cost of Rs. 10 crore includes turning the whole area into a vehicle free zone, putting up water ATMs, landscaping of City Chowk and Shahidi Chowk by remodeling fountains and arcades, introducing battery operated cars, underground cabling of wires and general facelift of the entire market.
Mehbooba announced release of Rs 5 crore on spot for undertaking the project at fast pace so that it becomes a big attraction for tourists.
Later, Mehbooba laid the foundation of Rs 18 crore Samba-Sumb road. This project is likely to be completed by the end of next year. She also laid the foundation of Rs 20 crore double lane Raya More Sochani Mandal Link road. This project is also likely to be completed by the end of next year.
With the completion of these two road projects, the whole Samba and its higher reaches would be opened up to the National Highway and the Jammu city.