Minister for Roads and Buildings, Gardens Parks and Floriculture, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari, on Thursday conducted an extensive tour of several parts of Amirakadal Constituency and took stock of the basic needs of the people and developmental works taken up there.
During the visit, the Minister met the locals at Gangbugh, Hyderpora, Peerbagh, Chann Mohalla and received brief from them about their basic needs. The people mostly demanded construction of lanes and drains, macadamization of roads, erecting of electric poles, augmentation and installation of transformers, establishment of Ration Ghats, de-silting of irrigation canal and drains, upgradation of school, laying of new water pipes besides upgradation of PHC and completion of Marriage hall at Gangbugh.
Giving details, Superintending Engineer, SMC Ishtiaq Ahmad informed the Minister that a comprehensive drainage project of Rs. 4.45 crore has been framed for these areas and is under tendering process. He said work on the project will be started immediately after the tendering process is finalized. He said once the project is completed it will address the problems of the area once for all.
Regarding completion of marriage hall at Gangbugh, he said that Rs 1.40 crore are being spent on the project and is expected to be completed by November this year.
On demand, the Minister released Rs. 10 lakh for construction of fencing wall of PHC and said that work will be started by JKPCC from this week itself.
“Government is making all efforts for improving basic facilities of the people. The plans framed for the purpose will fulfill all public demands,” the Minister said.