Kishtwar: Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti has complimented people of Kishtwar for maintaining age old communal harmony and brotherhood despite provocations.
Interacting with several deputations and a number of people who came to meet her during her visit to the town yesterday, the Chief Minister said development of Kishtwar has always remained close to her heart adding the Government would give the necessary push to the developmental activities so that people in the area reap the benefits at the earliest.
Mehbooba Mufti said tourism in the area would be given big boost by linking the region to the adventure track and trekking circuit. She said this year Rs 6 crore would be spent on upgrading tourist facilities in the district and in the coming four years Rs 50 crore would be expended in tourism sector in the region.
The Chief Minister said the shrines of Hazrat Shah Asrar ud Din (RA) and Hazrat Shah Farid ud Din (RA) would be brought under pilgrim tourism and the facilities for Machail Yatra would be upgraded.
The Chief Minister said with the setting up of new Panchayats many of the local issues of the people would get immediate redressal.
Mehbooba Mufti listened patiently to the issues brought to her notice by the deputations and assured them of appropriate action.
A deputation of District Bar Association demanded posting of mobile traffic magistrate besides regulating traffic in the main town.
A deputation of Congress demanded setting up of a fire station at Chatroo besides construction of Chatroo-Singhpora-Vailoo tunnel.
Another deputation of BJP demanded enhancement in the ration quota and upgradation of Batote-Kishtwar road.
A deputation from PDP demanded opening of a Women’s College in the town and asked the power companies working in the district to spend the money under CSR for the infrastructure development of the area. (KNS)
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