Deputy Speaker, Legislative Assembly, Nazir Ahmed Gurezi said that efforts are being made to achieve a comprehensive development of the region with special focus on providing complete road connectivity especially to people living in remote and far off areas.
The Deputy Speaker said this while chairing a meeting convened to review the progress of works on various schemes including NABARD, PMGSY,BADP, especially with regards to Gurez region.
Commissioner/ Secretary, PWD(R&B), Chief Engineer, Roads and Building, OC 56 RCC, BEACON, SE, R&B, AEE, Mechanical Engineering, PMGSY were present in the meeting.
The Deputy Speaker directed for release of funds with regards to various schemes in State including NABARD, PMGSY,BADP so that the development works can be undertaken without any bottlenecks and essential infrastructure can be provided to the populace.
Gurezi said that his aim is to provide all year road connectivity to the people of Gurez so that the Valley is not cut off from the rest of the country and from the inter linked villages.
He further said that he has requested Director General Boarder Road Organization (GoI), New Delhi to pay a visit to Gurez to ascertain the situation and has requested for providing Rs. 13 crore required for equipment, machinery and Rs 2 crore for yearly infrastructure, so that road connectivity is available for the people of Gurez for at least 10 month a year.