Mufti tours Anantnag, promises economic prosperity, reviews pace of ongoing works

ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 13: Assuring people of a new era in economic prosperity, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Wednesday said he will not rest till the people reap the real benefits of change, which he said will come only by strengthening the core sectors of development.

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The Chief Minister made these observations today while undertaking an extensive tour of Bijbehara and Anantnag during which he assessed pace of ongoing developmental works.

During his previous tours, the Chief Minister had given instructions for fast-tracking the execution of works on various projects.

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Besides Member Parliament, Mehbooba Mufti, Minister for Horticulture, Haj & Auqaf, A. R. Veeri, Minister for Public Works, Floriculture, Gardens & Parks, Syed Altaf Bukhari, MP, Nazir Ahmad Laway, Legislators, Farooq Andrabi, Abdul Rahim Rather, Dr. Bashir Ahmad Veeri and Altaf Kaloo, VC J&K Wakf Board, Peer Mohammad Hussain, former MLAs, Rafi Mir and Sartaj Madni, PDP South Coordinator, Mufti Sajad and PDP Chief Spokesperson Dr. Mehboob Beg accompanied the Chief Minister.

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The Chief Minister visited Dara Shikoh Garden, Jhelum riverbanks, Wazir & Rani Bagh, Reshmaloo Sahib, Kabba Marg, site for Shopping Arcade / Wayside Amenities and the under-construction Municipal Shopping Complex at Anantnag.

Instructing the officers to strictly adhere to the timelines, the Chief Minister emphasised upon the need to avoid cost overruns which usually occur because of delays in executing the projects.

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Earlier, on his arrival in Bijbehara, the Chief Minister took a briefing on the status of proposed sports stadium at the Degree College. Envisaged to be constructed at a cost of Rs.12 crore with added paraphernalia of hostel and pavilion blocks and sporting arenas, the Chief Minister directed Secretary Sports Council to only take up the work on construction of the stadium in Phase 1 at a cost of Rs.4 crore.

The Union Sports Ministry has recently announced Rs.200 crore for development of sports infrastructure in the state.

Mufti Sayeed also ordered release of Rs.19 lakh for sprucing up Degree College Ground enabling the students to participate in sports activities.

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