Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) President Prof Saifuddin Soz has expressed gratitude to Congress general secretary, Rahul Gandhi for showing interest in connectivity of Kargil region with rest of the country.
“I have expressed my gratitude to Shri. Rahul Gandhi for having taken keen interest in promoting Kargil Region’s connectivity with rest of the world in vital areas of public activity like air connectivity, road connectivity and telecom connectivity”, Prof Soz said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
He said that Rahul Gandhi has promoted all the three fields in recent months.
“As people know he has taken personal interest in construction of Zojila tunnel and inauguration of the Z-Morh tunnel came about only through his (Rahul Gandhi’s) efforts”, the statement added.
Prof Soz said that Gandhi has also taken up the matter with telecom authorities for providing mobile towers and otherwise strengthening telecommunication services in the Kargil Region.
“As far air connectivity is concerned, Shri Rahul Gandhi has finally succeeded in motivating a private company-air mantra ( Religare Company) to schedule its flights to and fro Kargil. The inaugural flight to and fro Kargil is expected to be scheduled on 7th or 12th January 2013”, Soz said adding “Rahul Gandhi has already requested me to represent him in the inauguration ceremony”.
He said Gandhi has also urged IOC to ensure provision of refueling facilities at Kargil, so that to and fro Kargil flights are operated smoothly.
He said that Rahul Gandhi is trying very hard to get Kargil district on the tourism map of Jammu and Kashmir state.