KATHUA: Minister of State for Fisheries, Cooperatives, Finance and Planning Dr Manohar Lal Sharma today laid foundation Stone of 25 Mtr Span Bridge at Bathri in tehsil Billawar.
AEE PWD, AEE PDD, ZEO Billawar and other tehsil level officers were present on the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Manohar Lal Sharma said that after the completion of this bridge, it will be a vital link to connect good size of population. He informed that the 25 Mtr Moterable Bridge over Tarnal nallah would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 61.50 Lac under State Plan to be completed by PWD (R&B).
The minister highlighted the achievements made by coalition government and highlighted numbers of development projects, schemes and plans. He said skill development, MGNREGA and by providing bridges, roads, educational buildings and other civic facilities the living condition of the ruralities has been considerably improved. He appealed the youth to come forward and avail schemes of self employment to become self reliant instead of looking for government jobs as they are quite a limited in numbers.
Later while listening to the problems of the people, which were mainly related to the shortage of basic amenities like electric poles, water supply scheme for Bathri, blacktopping of Bathri road, hand pump for SC mohalla and dispensary.
Dr Sharma immediately passed directions to PHE department to install hand pump, further directed the PDD officers to issue twenty electric poles to cater the demand of needy people. He assured that a water supply scheme will be taken up to address the drinking water demand of the locals. He also assured that the work of blacktopping will be prioritized further in coming times.
Panchs and Sarpanchs a large gathering of people attended the programme.