Advisor Baseer Khan conducts extensive tour of Sopore and its adjoining areas

BARAMULLA: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan accompanied by Additional District Development Commissioner Baramulla Aijaz Abdullah Saraf and other senior officers today toured Sopore area of Baramulla district and inspected several developmental works carried out by Rural Development Department, Power Development Department, Industries and the projects of Tourism sector. The inspection of works was aimed to get the first hand appraisal of these projects in terms of their progress, current status and on spot directions were given to expedite the pace of all the works at hand while maintaining the quality standards.
At the outset of his visit, the Advisor inspected Receiving Station Amargarh which is under augmentation process from 95 MVA to 127 MVA, wherein he was briefed by the concerned officers that the said project is being executed at the cost of Rs 6.25 crore. The Advisor directed to ramp up the pace of work so that it is completed by 30th of September. He directed the officers to strictly adhere to the timelines already stipulated. The Advisor directed the officers to augment the electricity supply in view of the approaching winter.
He issued on spot directions to replace rotten and damaged poles in a time bound manner. He further stressed upon the officers of PDD to replace the wires, conductors wherever required immediately and have the branch cutting of trees done expeditiously on the electricity corridors as per the directions already given.
The Advisor also inspected various developmental works undertaken by the Rural Development department. The Advisor issued strict directions that emphasis should be laid on labour intensive works and the works that are properly reflected in the already prepared annual plans. He also directed to make timely payments of MGNREGA as it is related with the livelihood of rural labourers.

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