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  • Regional Transformer Repairing Workshop
  • Chairs officers meeting on Electricity at Kulgam


KULGAM: Member Parliament, Ms. Mehbooba Mufti today asserted that the present coalition Government will make all out efforts to ensure scheduled electric supply,  portable drinking water and better road connectivity for which steps are being taken, results of which will be felt on ground very soon.


Chairing the District Electricity Committee meeting here today, the MP asked all concerned officers to ensure un-interrupted scheduled power supply in the district as the damaged infrastructure of electric poles and wire is being replaced under different centrally sponsored schemes. She further said that a Regional Transformer Repairing Workshop is being set up at Anantnag which will cater to the transformer repair needs of South Kashmir.


The meeting was attended by Minister of State for Forests, PHE & Irrigation Mr. Ab. Majeed Padder, MP, Nazir Ahmad Laway, legislators, Ab. Majeed Bhat and Mohammad Amin Bhat. It was given out in the meeting that five new receiving stations are being established in the district besides augmentation of the existing ones. She urged the concerned legislators to contribute out of their Constituency Development Funds for setting up and augmenting the existing receiving stations. Ms. Mufti urged all concerned legislators to work in close co-ordination to let the general public harvest the benefits of central and state sponsored programmes. 

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  • Shows decreasing trend in crime situation in the State 


SRINAGAR: Director General of Police (DGP), Mr. K. Rajendra Kumar today released Crime Gazette-2014 at a function held at Crime Headquarters here today. The gazette is a first hand information about the crime situation of the State and provides a vital data base for strategy building and designing crime containment initiatives.  Speaking on the occasion, the DGP said that investigation of special crimes is a major responsibility of Jammu and Kashmir Crime Branch and the agency has to improve its working by adopting latest methods of investigation helping speedy disposal of crime cases. He said that criminals pose a great threat to the peaceful atmosphere as the crime is a basic cause of all evils.  He said that the investigating agencies have to strengthen their mechanism and the civil society has also an important role in crime detection.


Mr. Rajendra appreciated the efforts of State Crime Branch, saying that the initiative would help different wings of Jammu and Kashmir Police to assess and evaluate their performance and concentrate on improvements in different fields of policing. He asked for dedicated efforts by the investigating officers for speedy disposal of the cases, ensuring conviction of accused on merit.


The gazette shows decreasing trend in crime scenario in the State during the year 2014 as compared to previous year. It reveals that 25390 cases were registered under various heads of crime during the year as against 26907 cases during 2013. It also shows decrease in the crime against women as 3535 cases were registered during the year as against 3714 during the corresponding previous year.


Earlier, the IGP Crime, Mr. Muneer Ahmed Khan threw light on the functioning of Crime Branch in the State and briefed the DGP about the achievements in the field of investigation by using latest methods.


The function was attended by ADsGP, SK Mishra, SP Vaid, SM Sahai, Dilbag Singh and L Mohanti, IsGP, AK Choudhary, SJM Geelani, AG Mir and Jagjit Kumar, Dir. SSG, SA Mujtaba, SSsP, Mubassir Latifi and Shahid Miraj, Dy.SP Zahoor Ahmed and other police officers.

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  • Check on overcharging
  • Asks for metering of autorikshaws


SRINAGAR: Minister for CAPD and Tribal Affairs, Ch. Zulfkar Ali today stressed on rationalization of passenger fare wherever necessary for the benefit of commuters. “There is need to rationalize the fare in view of the tourist season and to redress the complaints of commuters about overcharging by the private transport operators” the Minister said while chairing a meeting here today.


He said that a transporter or driver is first person with whom a tourist comes in contact with. “They (Transporters) should charge genuine fare from the tourists and earn their goodwill in return,” the Minister said. Referring to Government’s resolve of ensuring public convenience, the Minister asked the officers to ensure proper SRTC services in remote and far off areas to extend affordable facility to the commuters. The monopoly of some private Sumo owners and other vehicles causing much inconvenience to poor people who cannot afford their self decided fares cannot be tolerated, he added.


The Minister also asked the Legal Metrology Department (LMD) to ensure cent percent calibration and metering of auto rickshaws and in this regard, he constituted a committee headed by RTO, Kashmir which was asked to submit its report within 15 days.


In order to check overcharging by the drivers, the Minister asked the concerned to publish pamphlets and erect banners depicting rates at all departure and arrival points including airport, railway station, bus stands, taxi stands and other prominent places. He also asked them to give wide publicity to this initiative of the government for information of general public.


The Minister directed the RTO, Kashmir and LMD to establish 24*7 grievances redressal cell where people can lodge their complaints and   avail the facilities and services comfortably.  He directed the IG Traffic to devise a foolproof mechanism to keep a check on overcharging. Deliberating upon the strategies to make Motor Vehicles Act more stringent, the Minister said that possibilities would be explored to implement revised Road Safety Act in the State at an earliest to ensure safety on roads.


The Minister asked the Srinagar Municipality to constitute a local area committee and identify stands where autos would be calibrated on notified days. Earlier, RTO, Kashmir informed that there are 12660 autos operating in the Valley, of which 10777in Srinagar. Commissioner Secretary, CAPD, IGP Traffic, SSP Traffic, RTO Kashmir, Deputy Controller LMD, representatives from SMC besides other officers attended the meeting.


Earlier, the Minister held video conferencing with all District Development Commissioners of Jammu division to take stock of the progress on preparation of additional new ration cards as per 2011 census. He directed the concerned DCs to ensure completion of survey process by 25th of this month. He also asked them to identify specific areas in tribal inhabitation for establishing income generating ventures.