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Sunil inaugurates Motorable Bridge over river Chenab

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Sunil inaugurates  Motorable  Bridge over river Chenab

THATRI, Nov 18:  With an aim to connect the un connected hamlets  of Siraj area  to the highways  and the main Doda  town Minister of State for Public Works Department and Revenue, Mr. Sunil Kumar Sharma in presence of MLA Doda Mr Shakti Raj Parihar  today inaugurated  86 meter Steel Girder  motor able bridge  over river Chenab at Thatri.


The bridge is the only motorable bridge over river Chenab from Pul Doda to Kishtwar, and  constructed  with an estimated cost of  Rs 11. 78 Crore. It will provide connectivity to  Barshalla, Baroth, Judi,Bakhana, Bhalwana,Shinote ,Sisual,Kanithi,Harish etc villages  on the right bank of river Chenab . It will connect a population of 25,000 people living in these villages  to the Batote- Kishtwar national highway.


Mr Sharma also held  public grievance redressal camp at  Thatri where he paid a patient hearing to all the demands of the people , which mainly include macadamization work on certain roads, curbing the culture of absenteeism in  rural areas, construction of other bridges over river chenab  and restoration of Batote- Kishtwar Highway among others.The Minister also  inspected the road widening and macadamization work on the Kishtwar- Paddar, Machail road and directed PWD authorities to replicate such BT  standard  in other roads also.


Expressing  concern over the complaints of the  locals regarding the culture of absenteeism in the remote areas of Paddar in the Rural development Department, Social Welfare Department,  CA&PD and Health, the Minister warned all the officials posted in the area to ensure  punctuality otherwise strict action  will be initiated against the erring officers and officials. Calling upon all the executing agencies to complete their pending works in the area on priority, he said that working season for this winters in Paddar  is very less and all stake holders should galvanize their efforts to bring this backward region  in mainstream of development.



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