SRINAGAR: Pitching for early completion of various road projects in the Pampore Constituency, Minister of State for PHE, I&FC, Forest and Fisheries, Mir Zahoor Ahmad, Tuesday said better road connectivity is interrelated with economic development as it promotes access to economic and social services.
The Minister said this while chairing a meeting of officers of Public Works Department and Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), convened to review the progress on major road network works taken up for execution in the constituency during this fiscal.
The meeting also discussed various issues including the status of fulfilment of Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti’s directions and work on repair of damaged culverts, drains and other link roads.
Mir Zahoor said that better road connectivity is a top priority of the present dispensation and focus is being laid on the upgrading and improving the road network in the state. He said the improvement in connectivity will help increase government out-reach to people living in remote areas, adding that availability of better services would help in enhancing agricultural incomes and employment opportunities also.