Banihal, May 30: National Conference (NC) leader and district president Ramban, Mir SajjadShaheen Monday conducted extensive tour to Village Kawna, Bawa, Hill Bawa, Arimarg and Mahoo in Khari Tehsil of Banihal constituency and took stock of the problems faced by the local villagers on day to day basis.
A party statement said that Shaheen met people in Khari and Mandakbas also where locals apprised him about scarcity of drinking water and erratic power supply in far-off areas of the tehsil.
Shaheen said the road connectivity to Khari -Mahu and Banihal -Mangit roads is in bad shape which has added to the miseries of the people.
He particularly referred to the frequent blockade of Nachlana - Khari -Mahu road due to sinking of a major portion of the road at Hirnihal in Khari tehsil, saying no serious effort is being made to repair the road.
Shaheen has also expressed his concern over the delay in getting forest clearance of the several roads in Khari Tehsil particularly Bawa to Mangit road, Agnari to Tragan road, Kawna to Buzla road and has urged upon the Forest and R&B department to clear the bottle necks and expedite the process of forest clearance so that work could be taken up for construction of these roads.
He has also demanded road connectivity to Walao, Trajibal, Moori, Dupdalaw ,Acchan, Rattan, KasparanBajnari, and Nawan roads besides opening of a J&K Bank branch at Mahoo.
Shaheen drew the attention of the LG led State administration towards deficiencies in Health and Education sectors and sought immediate improvement in the improvement in Health infrastructure in remote areas and has demanded setting up of PHCs in Mahoo, Mangit, Buzla ,Kumbla, Khari and other areas besides filling up of vacant posts as also stocking of adequate quantity of medicines in the Health institutions.
Shaheen further said that Mahoo -Mangit, Neel, Zamando, Mahibaal, Sargali, Gool have a tremendous tourism potential as a Mega winter tourist Festival was also recently held in Mahoo in which large number of National level skiers participated.
He had demanded construction of tourism infrastructure particularly huts in these areas so that tourists do not face any inconvenience while staying in these picturesque areas.
He said complaints about defunct utility services have also been received from Pogal-Paristan, Neel, Sumar, Sarachi, Bajmasta, Chaka, Sarbagni, Bingara, Kumbla, Gol,Batote,Gandhri, RajgarhMaligam, Arimarg, BuzlaSenabati and Tanka.
Later, Shaheen also went to the residence of Late Abdul Aziz Pachoo R/O and Late Fateh Mohammad at Mahoo to offer condolences to their families as both of them had died recently.