Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti today 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 Rs. more than Five 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 Mufti on spot announced release of Rs. Five crore for undertaking the project at fast pace so that it becomes a big attraction for tourists.
Legislators, Priya Sethi, Rajesh Gupta and Ramesh Arora; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Hemant Sharma; IGP, Jammu zone, Dr. SDS Jamwal and officers of Divisional and District administration besides representatives of trade bodies were present on the occasion.
Later, Mehbooba Mufti 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.
Deputy Chief Minister, Kavinder Gupta; Minister for Public Works & Culture, Naeem Akhtar; Minister for Forests, Rajiv Jasrotia; Minister of State for Public Works, Shakti Raj Parihar; MP, Jugal Kishore; legislator, Chander Prakash Ganga; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Hemant Sharma; IGP, Jammu zone, Dr. SDS Jamwal and officers of Divisional and District administration were present on the occasion.