|Early Times Report |
UDHAMPUR, Jan 21: Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways, Gen (Retd) V.K Singh today addressed public outreach programme at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chenani in Udhampur.
The programme was attended by Commissioner Secretary, PWD (R&B) Department J&K, Khurshid Ahmed Shah, District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Dr. Piyush Singla, Chief Engineer PWD, Jammu Des Raj Bhagat, SSP, Rajiv Omparkash Pandey, ADDC, Ashok Kumar, BDC Chairpersons, and all district Officers besides Sarpanches, Panches, and large number of prominent citizens from adjoining areas of the Tehsil. Earlier, the District Development Commissioner, Udhampur Dr. Piyush Singla presented welcome address and highlighted the mega projects, flagship schemes launched by the GoI being implemented in different sectors in District Udhampur viz Ropeway Project Patnitop, Yoga International Convention Centre Mantalai, National Highway (NH-44) Food park Chenani, Chenani Sudh Mahadev road, etc. BDC Chairpersons of Chenani, Narsoo, Ghordi and some Sarpanches of Chenani Block thanked the Minister for empowering PRIs and establishing 2nd tier of Panchayati Raj systems. Singh laid foundation stone of 1x3.15 MVA, 33/11KV receiving station at village Kud under IDPs and up gradation of Chenani -Champari road and inaugurated various works of Rural Development Department executed under 14th FC, PMAY, SBM, MGNREGA, etc. Union Minister had a round of stalls put up by various departments for general awareness of different schemes for public. Singh interacted with staff of these departments and reviewed the progress of different schemes. He asked the transport department to open driving institute for women under MORTH guideline.