DC Srinagar inspects ongoing works on Soiteng Bridge, Gandbal footbridge

SRINAGAR: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Wednesday undertook an extensive tour of various areas of Srinagar district and held a Public Grievance Redressal Camp/ Block Diwas at Lasjan Soiteng, in Tehsil Pantha Chowk as a part of Public outreach Program.
The District Development Commissioner also inspected various ongoing works in the area.
Chairman, District Development Council, Srinagar, Malik Aftab, other PRI members and people of Soiteng, Waterpora, Padshibagh, New Colony Soiteng and other adjoining areas were part of the Public Grievance Redressal Camp.
While Chief Planning Officer Srinagar, District Programme Officer, ICDS, Assistant Commissioner Development, Tehsildar Panthachowk, District Panchayat Officer, Block Development Officer and other District Officers were also present on the occasion.
During the visit, the District Development Commissioner interacted with the local people and received first hand appraisal about the public issues and demands.
On the occasion, scores of public delegations, individuals projected various issues and demands including completing construction work on Soiteng Bridge, upgradation of Middle School, earth filling and upgradation of playground, augmentation of water and power supply in New Colony Soiteng, cleaning of overhead water tank, providing Banking and ATM facilities, repairs and construction of drainage system.
Besides, they also demanded for macadamization of the road connected with the Lasjan bypass with Railways station. The people of the area also put forth a demand for opening of a Primary Health Centre and a Veterinary Centre in the area and addressing the jurisdictional issue of some villages of Soiteng.
The District Development Commissioner along with other officers gave patient hearing to the people and passed on the spot instructions to the concerned departments for time bound redressal of public grievances.
Responding to the demands of the people, the District Development Commissioner said that all their genuine demands and issues will be looked into on priority. He also gave on the spot direction to the concerned officers for time bound redressal of the public issues.
With regard to supply of drinking water to the local habitations of New Colony Soiteng, the DDC set a timeline of 5 days to complete the balance works.
On the demand of local youth, the DDC announced an amount of Rs 15 Lakh for earth filling of the Playground, besides providing Grass cutter machine and roller for the maintenance of the ground.
To meet the demand for ATM facility, he directed the Bank authorities to undertake a survey for installing an ATM machine in the locality for the convenience of the public. Meanwhile, the DDC also inspected various ongoing developmental works in the area including construction work on Soiteng Bridge languishing project and Gandbal Foot Bridge being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 3.76 crore.
The DDC also directed the concerned officers remove all bottlenecks in the projects and place indent of the bridge and start land acquisition process so that projects are completed in set timelines. He said both the bridges are pivotal for connecting Soiteng areas with Batwara/ Sonwar areas of Srinagar City and will prove very beneficial for the local population.

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