Jammu, July 27: Ranbir Singh Pathania, former MLA Ramnagar and spokesperson, J&K BJP, Wednesday called on Lt. Governor, Manoj Sinha, at Raj Bhawan, Jammu.
While congratulating the LG-led administration for having initiated revolutionary reforms and zealous administrative measures in the UT of J&K, he sought the attention of LG towards burning issues concerning the area of Udhampur district.
He was accompanied by Jattu Ram Bhardwaj, DDC Ramnagar-II and Pinky Devi, DDC Latti-Marothi, a statement from the party said.
Pathania sought the constitution of Udhampur Development Authority. He said that with the advent of J&K State Reorganization Act 2019, notified Udhampur Development Authority vide SRO 318 dated:-03 -07 -2013 stands automatically dissolved.
While vide SRO 439 dated 14-12-2021 another notification for land use was notified but the people of the area are facing difficulties in the cases of land use falling in the notified area under jurisdiction of approved master plan as they could not be processed.
Pathania also asked for finalization of master Plan for SurinsarMansar Development Authority putting in place a mechanism for grant of approval/permission for construction/reconstruction/alteration of residential /commercial buildings in areas falling within the notified jurisdiction of SMDA.
He said that there is no specified authority or mechanism whereby grant of approval/permission for construction/reconstruction/alteration of residential /commercial buildings could be affected. This will facilitate ease of constructing residential /commercial buildings in the specified areas. Not only it will boost tourism activities therein over, it will also be a sigh of relief for aggrieved people.
Pathania sought “Development of a Pilgrim Circuit under Block Tikri, District Udhampur" formulated by the Department of Tourism, J&K.
He said that Jammu region has a lot of untapped tourism potential. Mostly, temples and historical religious places of the area are a start attraction for the people who get a chance to visit these places. Need is to promote and propagate these pilgrimage sites. This will spur up employment as well as proper development, projection of the area.
He also called for construction of a road from Balpur to BabeyGarh Samna Banj Km 6th to 14th, Const. of road from Draman to Lakhote, Const. Of Dhar road to Sortha, Const of road from Gadena to Kutt/Dager, Const of road from Banu to Bilaspur, Const of Dhanu to Rang road, Immediate forest clearance of Thail to Chountara road, connecting Manwal with Pinger with forest clearance of missing patch. He also sought immediate start of work on Dudu-Kirchi to DharSeoj road u/PMGSY.
Pathania also sought immediate start of work on building complex for Govt. Medical College, Udhampur.
He said that required funds as well as land required for the construction of Medical College, Udhampur, have been put in place since a fairly long time. But for reasons best known to none the work has not started. Whereas, construction-work on Medical colleges at Kathua, Rajouri and Doda is in the last stages. This sparks off a sort of disappointment over here. The grapevine is that the administrative department is taking undue time in finalising the first tender notice/rate contract for construction of Medical College, Udhampur.
Pathania reinforced his demand of Opening up of KendriyaVidhyalaya in Tehsil Majalta, District Udhampur. He said that the Dhar road axis, right from UdhampuruptoDharMahanpur (About 150 kms by road and a population exceeding one lac hailing from Udhampur and adjoining areas of Samba, Jammu and Kathua districts), are in dire need of a quality educational institution, a KV school. As the gospel goes, the government is covering far flung areas, but these backward, topographically tough, poverty-stricken areas have been left untouched, evoking a sense of anger and disgust over there.
Other issues projected included upgradation of schools at NagrotaPanjgrain, Badhole, Sattian, Sullan, opening up of PMAY-portals so as to cover left-out cases, stadiums at block-levels.
Sinha gave a thoughtful consideration to the issues. He assured that all genuine demands and issues projected by them would be looked into for an early redressal on merit. The Lt Governor urged them to continue their efforts of bringing public welfare matters to the fore.