#Day24: Div Com Holds Meets, Reviews Several Projects



Div Com Baseer Ahmad Khan

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan Monday reviewed the functioning of Banks and Post Offices in a meeting with the concerned authorities.

The Divisional Commissioner was informed that almost all the bank branches are functioning normally. However, the customers can avail the banking facility anywhere in case their respective branches are non- functional or in case of any law and order situation as they cannot reach to their respective branches, an official spokespersons said this evening.

The meeting was informed that about Rs 16 crore has been withdrawn from different bank branches and post officers by the customers.

The meeting was further informed that the pension was also released to the pensioners by the banks.

The meeting was attended by the representatives of various banks, besides officers of concerned departments.

Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan in a meeting held here today reviewed the dredging process of river Jhelum with the Department of Irrigation and Flood Control, Kashmir.

Taking stock of on-going dredging work at various places of river Jhelum, the Divisional Commissioner directed the concerned to speed up the pace of work so that it could be completed within time frame. He also stressed on the authorities to work in double shift so that flood like situation do not arise again in the valley during rainy season.

The meeting was informed that dredging machines have already been pressed into service and dredging process is going on in full swing at various places. Two more dredging machines are being brought to valley so that dredging work can be completed within time frame.

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan also chaired a meeting of officers to discuss the modalities with regard to setting up of AIIMS at Awantipora, Pulwama in Kashmir Division.

The meeting was attended by Secretary, Health and Medical Education, GoC Victor Force, Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama, Chief Engineers of R&B, PHE, PDD, UEED, besides Senior Superintendent of Police, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pulwama and Defence Estate Officer, BB Cant Srinagar.

The meeting was informed that 1772 kanals of land has been identified for the establishment of said institute at Awantipora. It was also informed that 300 kanals of land will come under section 5, for which the compensation will be paid.

Threadbare discussion was also held on construction of 4-lane approach road to proposed site for AIIMS, besides provision of water and power supply.

Asking the line departments for preparing the Detailed Project Reports with regard to work of their departments and submit the same so that  Central Government is approached for release of funds, the Divisional Commissioner also asked for closing firing range butt of army located adjacent to proposed site of AIIMS at Awantipora.

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