Minister for Education, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari laid a foundation stone of light motorable foot bridge on diversion channel at Chek Rawalpora on Wednesday, spokesman said.
The 39.60 meter long foot bridge, spokesman said will connect Check Rawalpora with Goripora shall be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 34.52 lakh. The project will be executed by Flood Spill Channel Division Narbal of Irrigation and Flood Control (I&FC) Department.
Emphasizing on the need to increase connectivity between different areas, Bukhari said this foot bridge will benefit the large populace of the area.
He said this was the long demand of people in general and students in particular. The students have to cover a long distance to reach their respective schools and construction of this bridge is fulfillment to the promises made to them.
Bukhari said the government under the leadership of Mehbooba Mufti is committed to the overall development of the state. He pledged to augment the infrastructural needs and narrow down the gaps in the state.
He also reviewed the status of the ongoing work on Flood spill channel being executed at an estimated cost of Rs. 399.29 crore under Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan which passes through districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Bandipora from Bemina to Naidkhai via Khushipora involving 1759 kanals of land.
He directed the concerned officials to expedite the dredging works and complete the project in time bound manner.
On the occasion, the delegation of people from the area met Bukhari and appraised him about various issues faced by them. He assured them that all their genuine grievances will be addressed at an earliest.