On the eve of the 107th Birth Anniversary of Late Sheikh Mohammad Abdullah, the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs Abdul Rahim Rather inaugurated a number of projects in Kashmir.
Rather inaugurated Bridge at Nowpora over Nalla Apzari in Tehsil Chadura which will provide road connectivity to about 10 villages including Boru, Brinjan, Kralwari, Banagund, Trajin, Khari-Gund villages in Tehsil Chadura. He also inaugurated Rs. 2 crore Primary Health Centre Building at Hafroo-Batapora, besides laying foundation stone of the double storied Laboratory Block near Government Higher Secondary School Hafroo-Batapora to be completed at a cost of Rs 94 lakhs.
While highlighting the importance of the Roads and Bridges, Rather said it would bring a turnaround in the socio-economic emancipation in backward and Kandi area of the State. He said since road connectivity is primarily imperative for boosting trade and business activities the present government under the dynamic leadership of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has flagged infrastructure development as top priority adding that a massive reconstruction and up gradation of basic infrastructure in nook and corner of the State is under way in full swing, reads the official statement.
Rather reiterated his resolve to develop Char-i-Sharif as a model constituency in the state and added 90 percent of the plan conceived for the purpose has been accomplished and project will get ready up to 2014 positively.
The minister also said some defeated elements and divisive forces are happy neither with the development of the State nor with the performance of the government and are disparately trying to hoodwink the public opinion by raising frivolous issues. But the voice people of the State are aware about their nefarious designs ulterior motives and will not allow them to play with cause and interests of the people of the State, reads the statement.