Govt To Okay J&K Metro Rail Project By Next Week


Demand Of LPG Gas Pipeline For The UT A Top Priority: Puri

Jammu: The Metro Rail Project in Jammu and Kashmir will be approved by next week and the demand of LPG Gas pipeline for the Union Territory will also be given a top priority by the government, Union Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas, Hardeep Singh Puri said Thursday.

Suri, who is also Union Minister for Housing & Urban Development, made this announcement while e-inaugurating and laying e-foundation stones of many development projects of Jammu city at Convention Centre here on Thursday, an official spokesperson said.

“The Minister also said that after the abrogation of Article 370, the development projects that were languishing from years in J&K, have been taken up and many have been completed in these years,” he said.

According to the official spokesperson, Suri also mentioned that the development paradigms have now changed in J&K which is evident from the fact that the development works have achieved a pace under the new administration and are now completed within a timeline in J&K.

Praising the Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his steps taken vis-a-vis Swachhta Abhiyan in the country, Suri, he said, maintained that the PM had emphasised from the ramparts of Red Fort in 2014 that it would be a great tribute to the Father of Nation if India becomes Open Defecation Free (ODF) on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi.

“The Minister mentioned that the same is happening today when the country has achieved almost all the physical targets under ODF by constructing the individual household toilets, public toilets, community toilets and J&K is one among those ODF States/UTs which is a matter of pride for us,” he said.

As per the official spokesperson, Puri also said that the success behind implementation of Swachhta Abhiyan in almost every part of the country is that the programme was not restricted to only government quarters but was made a ‘Jan Andolan’ under PM.

The Minister, he said, further added that there is no compromise on the development agenda and timelines are set before for the completion of projects like the deadline for Central Vista Project has been set which will be completed before 26th January, 2022. He also mentioned that the projects are being completed before their deadlines under the current government.

“Saying that many schemes under the present government are reaching to their saturation points, the Minister said that under PM Ujjwala Yojana 1.0, eight crore LPG connections have been provided to the beneficiaries. He also said that timely implementation of all schemes has been stressed by this Government,” he added.

According to the official spokesperson, Jugal Kishore Sharma, Member of Parliament from Jammu said that after Modi took oath as the PM of India, many new schemes and programmes have been launched for the welfare of the people.

“He also said that a new dawn of development has been set in J&K after the abrogation of Article 370 which is evident from the fact that the benefits of schemes & programmes are reaching to its actual beneficiaries in J&K,” he added.

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