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SRINAGAR: ADGP L&O Shri Munir Ahmad Khan IPS accompanied by IGP Kashmir Shri SP Pani IPS and IG CRPF Shri Ravideep Sahi today visited District Anantnag in South Kashmir to review the security situation in the area. In a high level meeting, the security arrangements for the upcoming festival of Eid ul Azha in District Anantnag were reviewed by the top police officials in South Kashmir.


The top officers were provided with an in-depth briefing about the prevailing security situation in District Anantnag while the officers also held a general security review concerning the law & order situation for the district. Later in view of the forthcoming festival of Eid, the officials in District Anantnag were directed that the market checking in the areas be intensified and those found indulging in malpractices be appropriately booked so that the common masses do not suffer.

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  • Takes firsthand appraisal of ongoing developmental works & Eid Preparations


SRINAGAR: Today evening Governor N.N. Vohra undertook an extensive tour of Downtown Srinagar and visited various places, including Hazratbal, Jamia Masjid, Naqashband Sahib and Dastgeer Sahib. During his visit to the historical old city, Governor reviewed the pace of developmental works underway at various locations and also took stock of preparation for Eid-ul-Adha, particularly at different shrines and mosques where major congregations are expected.


Wherever he halted, Governor was met by groups of civil society members and business elements who informed him of their varied concerns and requirements, including the infrastructural shortages at the shrines. Governor gave patient hearings to all who met him and assured that all their genuine concerns will be addressed in a time bound manner.

Responding to this long-pending demands of the local Managing Committee at the Jamia Masjid, Governor assured the establishment of a Fire & Emergency Services Station at Nowhatta. Governor also directed the early completion of renovation work of the historical Naqashband Sahib mosque and assured that the remaining project works in regard to Naqashband Sahib and Dastgeer Sahib Shrines will be taken to conclusion, and the required funds will be made available. He also assured that the balance funding for the Community Centre at Jamia Masjid will be arranged soon.

Governor instructed the concerned agencies for speeding up the PMDP-funded work at Hazratbal Shrine and to ensure appropriate arrangements for the general public who would be visiting the Shrine in very large numbers. Advisor BB Vyas;  Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan; IGP Kashmir, SP Pani;  Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Syed Abid Rasheed Shah; SSP Srinagar, Chief Engineers PWD and PHE, MD JKPCC, and other concerned officers accompanied the Governor on his visit to the historical city.

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  • Orders constitution of committee headed by CS to address impeding issues


SRINAGAR: Chairing a meeting at the Civil Secretariat here today to review the implementation of important projects in Jammu Governor N N Vohra called for a vigorous, sustained and proactive approach to place important developmental projects on course and for expediting their implementation. He directed sharp attention being directed to ensure the timely formulation of DPRs, constant follow-up with the concerned Central Ministries for the release of funds, systematic monitoring of the pace of works on the ground, effective intra-departmental coordination for urgent resolution of all impediments, and timely submission of Utilization Certificates to  avail the maximum resources from the Government of India for all round infrastructure development.

Advisors to the Governor B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar & Khurshid Ahmad Ganai; Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam; Financial Commissioner, Housing & Urban Development, K B Aggarwal; Principal Secretary To Governor, Umang Narula; Principal Secretary, Planning Development & Monitoring, Rohit Kansal; Principal Secretary, Power Development Department, Hirdesh Kumar; Principal Secretary, Health & Medical Education, Dr Pawan Kotwal; Principal Secretary, Higher Education, Sarita Chauhan; Commissioner Forests, Saurabh Bhagat;  Commissioner PWD, Khurshid Ahmad Shah; Secretary PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Farooq Ahmad Shah; Secretary Culture, Mohammad Salim Shishgar; Secretary Education & Tourism, Rigzian Sampheal, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma and other senior officers and Chief Engineers of the concerned Departments were present at the meeting.Chief Conservator Forests Jammu, District Development Commissioner Jammu, Vice-Chairman JDA, Chief Engineers of CPWD, PDD, PWD, PHE, I&FC Jammu and other concerned officers were also present at the meeting. Deputy Commissioner Samba attended the meeting through Video-Conferencing.

In regard to the various procedural problems which are delaying the execution of the projects which were discussed in detail in the meeting Governor directed the immediate establishment of a Committee, headed by Chief Secretary, to regularly review and resolve any problems which may come in the way of speedy construction of AIIMS, IIT, IIM, and other important projects. This Committee will deal with and settle all issues relating to the acquisition/ transfer of land, grant of forest clearances, felling of trees, alignment of approach roads, construction of boundary walls, provision ofpower supply and potable water supply, flood protection works etc.

AIIMS Jammu:

Governor directed Divisional Commissioner Jammu to provide a suitable rehabilitation plan for the families, including housing and other basic amenities, for the families to be relocated from the site acquired for the AIIMS.

Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex:

Expressing dissatisfaction over the very poor pace of work on Mubarak Mandi Restoration Project, Governor asked Secretary Tourism to urgently review every aspect of the project and send his recommendations to the Chief Secretary within 7 days.

Tawi Lake: Work on this project has been stopped because GVR Infra Ltd, the company executing the project, has secured a status quo order from Chennai High Court, after turning a defaulter on execution. Governor dirceted Secretary PHE, I&FC to  take urgent action to have the stay vacated and to see that work is immediately resumed on the project.

Tawi Riverfront Development: Governor directed immediate further action to operationalise the  DPR of the project, which has been prepared by the Consultants of Sabarmati River Front Development Corporation Limited and has been vetted by the National Institute of Hydrology, Roorkee.

Multi-level Parking at Bus Stand/ Panjtirthi: The meeting was informed that work on multi-tier parking at Jammu Bus Stand, at the cost of Rs 213 crore, is being carried out expeditiously as a part of Jammu Smart City Project. Regarding Panjtirthi Multi-level Parking Project, it was informed that the project is being re-worked due to some feasibility issues.

Cable Car Project:

The meeting was informed that the Bahu Fort-Mahamaya-Peerkho cable car project, coming up at a cost of Rs 75 crore, shall be commissioned by October this year. Governor called for putting all security and logistic aspects fully in place before the commissioning of the project. He directed that strict security audit of the project should be ensured to avoid any mishap.


IIT Jammu: The meeting was informed that the 2018 batch of 133 students with 30 girls have been admitted in IIT at its Jagti Campus and by 2020 the existing temporary campus will be sufficient for 600 students and the Master Plan for the main campus is already under preparation.