Rajouri: To take firsthand account of grievances of the border residents at their doorsteps, District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan today conducted an extensive tour of different panchayats of block Qila Darhal.
Among the others, BDC Chairperson Qila Darhal, Khaliq Firdoz; ADC Nowshera, Sukhdev Singh Sambyal; DDC Member Doongi, Khalid Chowdhury; PO ICDS, Kartar Singh; DFO Nowshera, Suresh Manda; CEO Education, Gulzar Hussain; ACD, Sushil Khajuria; DPO, Chander Kant Bhagat; Tehsildar Qila Darhal, DSWO, Wakeel Ahmed Bhatt besides concerned officers from PDD, Jal Shakti, PMGSY and PWD and other district and sectoral officers were present on the occasions.
The public and their representatives raised a number of issues and demands pertaining to their areas seeking adequate water supply, macadamization and renovation of roads, up-gradation of educational and health institutions besides other related issues were also projected on the occasions.
Specific issues projected by the people included up-gradation of High School Paran to Higher secondary level, ambulance facility, sanctioning of veterinary centre at Baglan, better internet connectivity at Baglan, adequate drinking water facility, sanctioning of additional border bunkers, improvement of road connectivity in Bagla and Androoth Panchayats, construction of road from Paran to Nadhayla, road from Ujana to Paran via Bella etc.
Some more issues included construction of road from Kalagura to Bagla, sanctioning of old age and widow pension, construction of road from Khalawat to Paran, up-gradation of High school Bagla to Higher secondary level, sanctioning of a health sub center at Bagla, early start of work on bridge at Kotli etc.
Issues like construction of Dakbunglow at Qila Darhal, construction of a building for HSS Qila Darhal, sanctioning of a Kendrya Vidiayala, erection of a BSNL Tower, inclusion of eligible beneficiaries for PMAY-G benefits, blacktopping of road from Qila Darhal to Kampla, cutting and tailoring centre for women, repair and renovation of PHC at Kamila, sanctioning of funds under BADP, Health subcentre at Lam, milk collection centre at Pukharni besides other related issues were also projected on the occasion.
The DDC gave a patient hearing and assured that the locals that all their genuine concerns would be redressed in a phased manner. Many issues were redressed on the spot with the intervention of the concerned departments.
Regarding the shortage of electricity poles, the DDC informed that the District Administration was pursuing the matter and the same would be redressed in a time bound manner.
About the issues of road connectivity, the DDC informed that necessary instructions have been passed on to the concerned authorities for starting the renovation work on the roads which require minor repair and preparation of the DPRs for the major works to ensure better connectivity to the border inhabitants.
Regarding the construction of the border bunkers, the DDC informed that the executing agencies have been directed to complete the work on all the bunkers in the district by the end of April this year, while a proposal for seeking sanction of additional bunkers shall be sent to the concerned authorities soon.