J&K to generate 3000 MGW of power in 12th plan: Rather

Srinagar,July 24 (Scoop News) – The Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather today said work on Rs. 24 crore Chrar-i-Sharief-Yusmarg- Phakherpora road project is in full swing and would be completed as early as possible. The road assumes much significance as tourists, in large numbers flock to Yusmarg for entertainment and picnic.

Answering various queries of the people of Charar-i-Sharief constituency during Radio Kashmir, Srinagar’s "Hello M.L.A" live phone in Programme this afternoon, Rather said Charar-i-Sharief and Pakherpora shrines are being developed as important pilgrim tourism destinations.

He said construction of Rs. 26 crore magnificent Khankah complex, Charar-i-Sharief is nearing completion. He said an integrated project is being formulated to construct modern type bathrooms on scientific lines at Chara-i-Sharief to meet the requirements of the pilgrims visiting the Shrine of Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Wali (RA). The Deputy Commissioner, Budgam has been asked to prepare in term report in this connection within a week.

Replying queries about shortage of power supply in different areas, Rather asked the people to use power judiciously to check overloading on transformers. He said government is exploring all possibilities to tap the vast hydle power potential of the state adding that about 3000 MGW of power will be generated in the state in 12th Five Year Plan.

During one hour long live phone in programme, Rather replied multiple queries and gave assurance to the people that their grievances will be redressed as per their aspirations. He assured that Kani-Dajan-Hafroo-Batapora via Nowgam road shall be completed shortly under PMGSY. He said Kanidajan-Brari-Pathri road is also apace and assured the phone caller that I Km road upto Kanidajan-Dudu Khutoo will be constructed for the convenience of the people. He said it was my mission to bring faster development in backward areas. He also assured to extend Wangwas road upto Nowhar. He also assured to construct Panzan-Hashroo-Hangoo road upto Branwar adding that 90% of this road project is almost complete. The Minister assured that upgradation of Chadoora-Sursyar-Branwar road will be expeditiously completed adding that Chadura to Dadompora road patch will be fully macadamized during the current year.

Rather announced that Unani Dispensary at Kanidajan has been upgraded upto Primary Health Centre (PHC) level adding that orders in this regard will be issued shortly.

Regarding recently sanctioned Government Degree College, Chara-i-Sharief, Rather said 60 Kanals of prime land has already been acquired for the purpose and the construction will be started soon after the e-tendering process is completed , However, till the new buildings are constructed , the class work has been started in the existing Boy Higher secondary School , Chara-i-Sharief adding that more temporary accommodation, if needed, will be provided to keep the class work going on without any difficulty.

Regarding drinking water scenario in the constituency, Rather said two main gravity water supply schemes including water supply Schemes , Surisyar and water Supply Schemes , Beran Dub is feeding major population of the constituency adding that there is hardly any village left now without portable drinking water facility , However, he said with the expansion in residential houses in villages, the demand for water connections has also increased which has warranted upgradation of these main water supply schemes. He said every corner of his constituency is linked with road connectivity.

Regarding timber supply, Rather said it will be ensured that every needy and genuine consumer gets timber for domestic use.