KL NEWS NETWORK
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh Monday laid foundation stone of Additional Block of PWD Rest House in Billawar today.
The additional building with the provision of one VIP Suite and one Meeting Hall with 200 seats Capacity will be completed with an estimated cost of Rs 177.36 Lakh shall be executed by PWD(R&B), an official statement said this evening.
Vice Chairman J&K State Kissan Advisory Board, Daljeet Singh Chib, Chief Conservator of Forest Roshan Jaggi, SDM Billawar R S Charak, XEN PWD, Xen PMSGY were among the present on the occasion.
Dr Singh speaking on the occasion said that the need was felt to upgrade the asset of PWD rest house and being at an ideal place of the town a meeting hall will address the need of tehsil administration. He said that the holistic development of the area is being undertaken so that the people living in the get the requisite and necessary amenities at par with the cities.
Dr Nirmal Singh announced that Government Higher Secondary School Billawar will be adopted by him and assured its development with modern infrastructure will be undertaken.
The Deputy Chief Minister later attended the function at Deoli organized by Amar Kashtriya Sabha Billawar to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of late Dogra autocrat Maharaja Hari Singh.
While speaking on the occasion Dr Nirmal Singh said, “Maharaja Hari Singh will remain a role model for the generations to come.” “The contribution of Maharaja Hari Singh is phenomenal as he has immensely contributed in every sphere of life which is remembered today as well.”
“He was a visionary far ahead of his times and the contribution rendered by him would be remembered for ever,” he added.
Dr Singh said that the government is giving focused attention on the developing and upgrading the infrastructure in the state and the far flung band remote areas being the priority. He said that several new programs would also be initiated for ensuring the holistic and need based development of these areas.
He assured that work on the Deoli approach road will commence soon and said that the other demands projected would be taken up with the concerned.
Later, Dr Nirmal Singh Inaugurated Steel Garder Bridge over Preya Nallah at Kah-Kashed in Billawar.The 25 mtr span bridge is completed at an estimated cost of Rs 119.30 Lakh.
Dy CM later listened to the grievances of the people at Panachayat Ghar Kashed. Senior officers of the district administration were also present there.
The inhabitants apprised the minister about the problems being faced by them and asked for their early redressal
While interacting with the people Singh assured them that the problems being faced by the people would be taken up with the concerned and redressed within the shortest possible time. He passed directions to Xen PWD to repair the Rehali – Roundi road link and also directed the officers to maintain a close liaison with the people so that the problems being faced by them are resolved.