SRINAGAR, JUNE 23: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today directed all Deputy Commissioners to strictly implement no-construction zone order along the national highway within the limits as prescribed in the relevant acts and government orders.
Div Com directed the DCs of Valley districts and Leh and Kargil to implement the order in letter and spirit.
They were directed to personally look into the matter and immediately remove the illegal constructions and encroachments, if any, adjacent to the national highway.
Besides, no construction shall be allowed along the periphery of the National Highway (as per the limits given in the different Acts) and strict action will be initiated against the violators.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today directed the officers to remove all bottlenecks for the construction of Srinagar semi-ring road so that the work on the prestigious project is started at the earliest.
The Div Com was speaking at a meeting in which DDCs of Pulwama, Budgam, Baramulla, Bandipora and Ganderbal participated via video conferencing, while as District Development Commissioner Srinagar Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Project Director NHAI, Assistant Commissioner and other officers were present in the meeting.
All the concerned DDCs presented a detailed report on the status of the project in their respective areas.
The ring road project is 42 km long and starts from Gallandar Pampore to Manigam Ganderbal via Budgam, Srinagar, Baramulla and Bandipora.
The district administrations of Srinagar, Baramulla and Pulwama districts had already transferred the required land for this prestigious project to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).
Divisional Commissioner directed NHAI to transfer pending amount to the respective District Development Commissioners within one week for onward disbursement among the people whose land has been taken for the road project.
Khan urged officers of various departments to work in close coordination and redouble their efforts so that all lacunas are removed and the construction work on this prestigious project is started soon.
The Div Com reiterated that the vital project will revolutionize the road connectivity between South Kashmir and Central Kashmir and beyond which will greatly help intra and inter-district transport for the benefit of commuters.
Jammu airport to function till 9 PM
Jammu, Jan 19: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to extend the watch hours’ upto 9:00 PM at the Jammu Airport.
In a communication to the State Government, AAI has conveyed that it is ready to handle extended ‘watch hours’ operations at Jammu Airport. As and when the airlines submit their flight schedule, AAI will permit these operations.
The extension in the watch hours’ will enable flights to take off and land at the Jammu Airport during the late evening hours thereby increasing the number of flights moving in and out from Jammu.
Presently, the run way watch hours’ for the flights operating at the Airport are from 8 AM to 5 PM.
This decision will provide the much needed boost to various sectors particularly tourism and pilgrims to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.
The State Government has been repeatedly requesting the Central Government, Ministry of Defence and AAI to extend the watch hours’ at the Srinagar and Jammu Airports to enable late evening flights for the convenience of passengers/tourists.
Principal Secretary, Civil Aviation Department has been asked to liaise with Airport Authorities, security agencies and airlines to work out the modalities for commencement of evening flights from/to Jammu.
Rajouri man killed in Saudi two weeks back, family demands MEA to help bring body home
Rajouri: A 44-year-old man from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir was killed after being hit with some sharp object in Saudi Arabia, his family said on Saturday.
The poor family has no means to bring the body back home and urged the government of India through Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to see that the body is brought to Rajouri for last rites. “We came to know that the body is lying there in a mortuary since the last couple of weeks”.
“Mohammad Khalil Mirza (44) son of Haji Mohammad Azam Mirza of Malhut, Darhal, Rajouri was killed after being hit by some persons with a sharp object at Amaan area of Riyadh where he was working as a labourer,” Mohammad Amin Mirza, brother of the deceased said.
He said that the family lost contact with Khalil from December 22, last month and despite best efforts, the family was unable to find his whereabouts.
“Yesterday a person from Pakistan administered Kashmir called us and informed that Khalil Mirza’s body is lying in a mortuary and he his body was found with an injury in his head,” Amin said.
“We are very poor and we request the government of India especially Minister of external affairs to ensure that body is brought to Rajouri for last rites,” Amin said.
The family also demanded proper investigations and stern punishment to those responsible for his death and provide due compensation to them.
PM Modi failed to fulfill promises made to people: IYC
Srinagar, Jan 19: National president, Indian Youth Congress (IYC) Keshav Chand Yadav on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra modi has failed to fulfill the promises, he made with the people.
Addressing media persons at JKPCC headquarters on the sidelines of a function organized in connection with Yuwa Kranti Yatra, he said that Narender Modi has done a big mischief in the Rafale deal.
In connivance with Anil Ambani, Modiji has misled people, he said, adding that most of the centrally sponsored schemes have seen misdoings.
He said Modi’s promise of providing jobs to youth in the country has proved to be a mere rhetoric.
“The youth of the country are asking questions for when is Modi going to provide them jobs? The elections are coming nearer, he has limited time. He has assured the country that he would be creating 2 crore jobs for the youth during his tenure,” Keshav said.
Raising concern over farmer suicides, he said that Modi government has been waiving off the loans of industrialists only.
‘The inflation is on rise. People have been suffering. The loans of farmers have not been waived off. They continue to suffer. The prices of petroleum products at the international level were decreased but here, the prices remained unchanged,” he said.
Among others, vice president, IYC Srinivas B Venkatesh and leaders of youth congress were also present.