Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat, on Friday said that the government was focused on upgrading the infrastructure in the rural areas of the state.
According to an official spokesman, Bali said this after he announced two vital bridges in Raipur-Domana constituency to connect dozens of villages in the vicinity of Mishriwala-BawaTalab, Simbliwala, Burn etc.
The new bridges will be constructed over Ranbir Canal at Mishriwala and Simbliwala to facilitate thickly populated localities across the Canal. The already existing small culverts in the area do not cater to the needs of the locals and need for dependable and upgraded bridges was badly felt by the locals for the past over many years, the official said.
Bali said that it is endeavor of the BJP-PDP Government to ensure better infrastructural facilities in all parts of the State with special thrust to rural and far-flung areas, “for which a comprehensive plan has been devised”.
He said road sector is key to the overall development and prosperity of people and Government has been paying focused attention towards this vital area after taking over the reign of the State.
Expressing happiness after announcing the bridges, the Minister said that the facilities will facilitate thousands of residents of over two- dozen villages located across the Canal. He issued on-the-spot instructions to the engineers of the concerned departments to immediately start the work and complete the projects in a shortest possible time.
He said multifarious activities have been increased in the area and demand of bridges was quite genuine said the Minister.
Bali said that the important alternate road connecting Jammu with Akhnoor-Poonch-Rajouri via Bantalab-AmbGharota has already been sanctioned for widening under CRF programme at an estimated cost of Rs. 19 crore and work on this vital project is on.