Altaf Bukhari visits Sariabal, Gonikhan, Maharajbazar

Interacts with people, releases Rs. 25 lakh for Community Hall

Jammu and Kashmir News

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 21: In order to get first hand information about the problems being faced by the  public, the Minister for R&B, Gardens, Parks and Floriculture, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, visited Sariabala, Gonikhan, Mahraja Bazar and Hanuman Mandir areas. He conducted an extensive visit of the interior lanes of these areas and received brief from the people, living there, about the basic facilities available to them.

Chief Engineer, R&B, SK Razdan, Superintending Engineer, SMC, Ishtiaq Ahmad Shah besides other senior officers from PHE, R&B, Power, SDA, Irrigation and Flood Control departments were accompanied the Minister.

The people, among other things, demanded augmentation in drinking water supply, macadamization of interior roads, replacement of old poles and conductors, restoration of chocked drains, development of lanes besides setting up of ration depot. They also demanded early construction on community hall for which land stands already identified.

Altaf Bukhari asked the engineers of R&B to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) of the complex. He also ordered for macadamization of Gonikhan market and other areas before Eid.

While interacting with the people of the area, the Minister assured people that the problem of the water scarcity would be addressed within three months. He said the process for taking water pipes to the area has been started and will take some time for completing the job. He said the priority would be construction of drains followed by the macadamization of roads in the area.

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