Jammu, Dec 9:
Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor G C Murmu on Monday favoured the early assembly
polls in the Union Territory and said the power should go into the hands of the
people “as soon as possible”.
He was speaking
to reporters after dedicating a 72-metre-long multi cell box type load class 70
bridge to the nation at Draj in Rajouri district.
Responding to a
question of media persons about holding of assembly elections in the UT, Murmu
said “This is what I am saying that the power should go into the hands of
the people as soon as possible. This is what we are saying always.”
about the specific time frame when the pools will be held, he said “It has
its own process.”
Commanding-in-chief, Northern Command, Lt Gen Ranbir Singh and General Officer
Commanding, White Knight Corps, Lt Gen Harsha Gupta were also present on the
constructed by the Border Roads Organisation (BRO), spans over Draj nullah and
connects the Draj area to Kotranka tehsil under Rajouri district.
Lieutenant governor praised the BRO for their dedication towards nation
building through infrastructure development and war preparedness through
construction of roads, bridges and tunnels.
gathering of local residents, Army and General Reserve Engineer Force (GREF),
Murmu said the Draj bridge is important for military as well as for
socio-economic development of Rajouri district.
will facilitate all weather and speedy movement of the Army troops as well as
locals,” he said, and congratulated the BRO for the execution of work with
professionalism which will strengthen the road network in the area.
governor complimented the Army for their unwavering dedication to duty and high
standard of professionalism.
appreciated the support extended by the local residents and the civil
administration in overcoming various challenges faced by the BRO during the
construction of the bridge.
Project Sampark, Brig Y K Ahuja said the upgradation of the existing causeway
with the national highway specifications was essential as it is an important
line of communication.
Draj Bridge will provide all weather movements without any restriction on
plying of heavy traffic as it is designed for load class 70,” he said.