SARTHAL: MLA Inderwal, Ghulam Mohammad Saroori 6km long Sarthal-Ghan Road to his native village on Thursday which was constructed by Roads and Building (R&B) Department at an estimated cost of Rs 4 crores, Sarpanch of the area, Mohammad Aslam Saroori was also present.
The said road was completed two months ago but it was closed due to sinking of a road patch and continuous landslides at KM 24 (RD 425-600). After working day and night department today opened the road for the vehicular movements.
While addressing the gatherings Sarpanch Karool C, Mohd Aslam said road connectivity was priority of MLA Inderwal G. M. Saroori and assured that every part of Sarthal would be connected through a viable network.
He further said that by connecting Sarthal-Ghan Road would ensure socio-economic development of the area, besides pace of development in other spheres of life would also be accelerated.
People of the area thanked Saroori for taking keen interest in early completion of Sarthal-Ghan Road and opening of the said road on war footing.
The people also apprised Sarpanch Mohd Aslam about the problems being faced by them in their areas. The problems which were highlighted by the people mainly related early completion of PMGSY Duri-Ghan Road and other link roads, issue of new ration cards for BPL, potable drinking water, solar lights and early payment of MGNREGA job card holders.
Mohd Aslam gave patient hearing to all the demands and assured general public of Sarthal that PMGSY Department which is constructing Duri-Ghan Road at an estimated cost of Rs 6 crore will be completed in time bound period.
Regarding MGNREGA payment Mohd Aslam informed general public that MLA Inderwal G. M Saroori already met Principal Secretary Finance, B.B.Vyas, and pressed him to release the funds for early clearance of MGNREGA liabilities in erstwhile district Doda but due to flood in Srinagar, government could not release funds.