Mufti visits Rajouri, interacts with prominent citizens

Jammu and Kashmir News

RAJOURI, JUNE 06: Complimenting the people for voting overwhelmingly for change, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, today said the process of transforming the system of governance in the State has already begun so that it is made fair and accountable.

The Chief Minister said this while interacting with prominent political and civil society members of Rajouri district, here this morning.

Minister for CA&PD, Ch. Zulfqar, Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Transport, A. G. Kohli, MLA Rajouri, Qamar Hussain, MLA Nowshera, Raviner Raina, MsLC, Surinder Chaudhary and Vibodh Gupta, DIG, Rajouri-Poonch Range, A. K. Atri, Deputy Commissioner, Rajouri, Deepti Uppal, SSP Rajouri, Haseeb Mughal, ex-MP, Talib Hussain, ex-MsLA, Ashok Sharma & Thakur Racchpal Singh and former Vice Chancellor of Jammu University, Prof. Amitabh Matoo, were present on the occasion.

Referring to the acute shortage of specialist doctors and teachers in remote districts of the State, the Chief Minister said a new recruitment policy will soon be unveiled to engage qualified youth so that shortage of doctors in peripheral areas is addressed. “A Cabinet Subcommittee has been formed to give final shape to the new recruitment policy,” he stated.

Responding to some of the developmental issues raised by the civil society members, Mufti Sayeed announced Rs.50 lakh for creation of a Transformer Bank in the district to meet urgent public demands of the people. He also announced Rs.50 lakh each for development of sports fields in the four constituencies of Rajouri district.

The Chief Minister also announced release of balance funds for completion of Community Hall in Rajouri, which has been a long pending demand of the people. He also assured that Mankote Park, which has been developed by the State’s Tourism Department over 100 kanals, will be maintained round-the-year to facilitate visitors.

Placing high priority on road connectivity, the Chief Minister observed that the Mughal Road, which connects Pir Panjal with Kashmir valley, will be developed as an alternate national highway. He said he has taken up the issue of expediting four-lanning of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway as well as improvement in road stretch from Thana Mandi to Buffliaz with the BRO. “We are also exploring the option of constructing tunnels to make the Mughal Road an all-weather road,” he added.

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