Srinagar: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Sunday prayed for peace, development and prosperity in the state at the south Kashmir shrine of revered saint Hazrat Baba Hyder Reshi(R.A.), popularly known as Reshi Moul Sb.
Mehbooba was on day long visit to area to oversee the pace of ongoing works in district Islamabad.
(Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti at the shrine of revered saint Reshi Moal sb Image: Info deptt)
Spending some time at the shrine, Mehbooba interacted with the devotees and also with the managing committee members of the shrine. She directed District administration for undertaking renovation works at the shrine and the adjacent mosque besides improving facilities for the devotees as well.
The visit according to her spokesman is to reach out to people at their doorstep.
During her visit, she interacted with people to know about their problems and directed concerned authorities to complete the ongoing works within the deadline schedule.
Mehbooba, the spokesman said specifically enquired from the people about the supply and availability of drinking water, electricity, irrigation and medical facilities in their areas. She also sought appraisal of these facilities from the concerned officers and directed regular, uninterrupted and stable availability of the same to them.
(On her visit to Islamabad, Mehbooba Mufti inspecting the ongoing developmental works: Image ;Info deptt)
She reviewed the progress achieved so far on the ongoing works at the Islamabad Medical College which has an intake capacity of 100 students. The college is coming up at Dialgam at a cost of Rs. 139 crore and is expected to be completed by the end of next year.
Mehbooba visited sites of various blocks of the college, including hostels and labs. She directed pacing up of construction works and their early completion.
She also visited Takia Behram Shah and took stock of the pace of work on the Steel Girder bridge coming up at the local nallah. The 300 metre bridge would be completed at a cost of Rs. 1.10 crore and is expected to be completed by the year end.
While directing early operalisation of the under construction bridge at Pushwara, she also visited the Islamabad bye pass road and enquired about the pace of work on it. She travelled the entire stretch of the bye pass and directed its immediate macdamization.
Mehbooba visited Bangidara and inspected the pace of work on Rs. 1.82 crore bridge being constructed there. She directed immediate completion of the bridge for the convenience of the local people. She was informed that the bridge would be completed by March next year.
She also visited Ranbirpora and took stock of the various developmental works there, including the ongoing macadamisation of road from Ranbirpora to Rampura.
(Mehbooba Mufti visited various areas and interacted with people: KL image Shah Hilal)
Later, Mehbooba visited village Chee and took stock of the progress achieved on the construction of a bridge there. The trussed steel girder bridge would be built at a cost of Rs. 3.54 crore and is expected to be completed by early next year.
Mehbooba also visited the ongoing works of around Rs. two crore at the Sher Bagh park including realignment of water channels and other attractions there and stressed on early completion of the same.
The Chief Minister also visited the Indernag temple and interacted with the members of Kashmiri Pandit community living there. She enquired about their welfare and also the pace of the various beatification projects there.
Former Deputy Speaker of Legislative Assembly, Muhammad Sartaj Madni; Deputy Commissioner, Islamabad, Dr. Syed Aabid Rasheed; Chief Engineers of PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, PDD, UEED and other senior officer accompanied the Chief Minister during the visit.