Rs. 1.12 cr earmarked for up-gradation of Doda town roads: Javed

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Srinagar – The Minister of State for R&B Mr. Javed Ahmed Dar has said that Rs. 1.12 crore is being spent on widening and upgradation of roads of Dak Banglow-Old Bus Stand, Doda Desa, Doda Bharth and Ghat via Nagri against which Rs. 32 lakh stands released for the purpose.

The Minister was replying to a Calling Attention Notice by Mr. Khalid Najeeb Suharwardy today.

The Minister said that District Administration Doda has launched a drive for removing of encroachments on various roads of Doda town. He said on Doda Desa road the encroachments have partly being removed while upgradation and construction of drain is in progress. He said utilities stands shifted on these roads to carry out upgradation work smoothly for which Rs 15 lakhs have been advanced to PHE and electric departments.

Inclusion of Ganispora, Dehwatoo into PDA under examination: Nasir

Srinagar – Minister of State for Tourism, Housing and Urban Development Mr. Nasir Aslam Wani while replying to a Calling Attention Notice by Dr. Basheer Ahmed Veeri, said that under the provisions of J&K Control of Building Operations Act 1988, construction activities can be regulated in the notified “local area” viz the areas within the jurisdiction of a Development Authority. He said the area from Yanner bridge to Batkote-Pahalgam does not fall within the jurisdiction of Pahalgam Development Authority (PDA) which has, as such, no role and authority regarding regulation of construction activity in this area, Besides, no permissions for construction in this area have been given by the Pahalgam Development Authority.

Nasir said that a proposal to include revenue Halqas Ganispora and Dehwatoo in the jurisdiction of Pahalgam Development Authority is under examination. He said a final decision will be taken soon on the receipt of recommendations of the committee, constituted under the chairmanship of CEO PDA for the purpose.

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