Advisor Baseer Khan visits Qazigund

Advisor Baseer Khan visits Qazigund

Inspects receiving station Shempora, ongoing Rural Development works at Drien, Wanpora

Anantnag, Aug 20 (KNO): Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Baseer Ahmad Khan Friday made an extensive tour of Qazigund, Anantnag district to inspect various ongoing Rural development and Power development works besides reviewing tourism scenario. The Advisor interacted with PRIs, met delegations and had assessment of public demands of the area.

The Advisor was accompanied by DDC Chairman Anantnag, Mohammad Yousuf Gorsi, ULB members, MD JKTDC, SE JKPDCL, ADDC, SDM Dooru and other concerned officers. 

The Advisor started the tour with inspection of CSC being built along Yatra route at Drien by RDD under SBM. The BDO informed the Advisor that the complex has four (04) Sanitary points. The Advisor remarked that such type of wayside amenities have to be made functional in the least possible time and directed the officers to get the water supply connected to make the facility functional. 

The Advisor inspected the Receiving Station Shempora which has been augmented by 3.7 MVA from 16.3 MVA to 20 MVA and put to public use. The Chief Engineer JKPDCL informed the Advisor that the cabling work for its smooth utilization in the town has been completed. Advisor directed the concerned officers to take up the third cycle of branch cutting from 8th of September as has been directed by him in the series of meetings already taken. He directed the officers to expedite the metering process and replace the rotten poles and wires immediately. He fixed September 30 as timeline for the whole process for PDD to complete so that efficient power supply is provided to the area in the coming winters. The Advisor further instructed the officers to keep record of inspections made by officers and field officials and inspected the register himself too. He directed the officers that the details of each inspection should be placed on the remarks column especially about the availability of the staff at the time of inspection, faults, repairs, stores etc. Review of stock of transformers, revenue collection data and outage details etc should also be available for further inspections by senior officers. 

Advisor Baseer Khan also inspected the playfield and crate bund built by RDD under MGNREGA at Wanpora. He directed to complete Crate work on the Nallah adjacent to the playfield and also insisted to focus on more such wage generating works and the works that could be taken up in collaboration with irrigation department and other departments especially to wade off flood threats.

Later, Advisor chaired a Public meeting at Town Hall Qazigund where DDC Chairman, DDC members, BDC Chairperson Qazigund, Pesident MC Qazigund, other PRI and ULB members, MD JKTDC, CE JKPDCL, ADDC, SDM Dooru, Tehsildar and  BDO Qazigund, AD Tourism Pahalgam, Exens and other engineers of REW, PDD and PHE, representatives of trade and transport associations besides Auqaf and civil society members participated. 

Advisor enjoined upon the executing agencies across the departments to utilize the remaining working season to the optimum so that the ongoing public welfare and developmental works are culminated in the current season. He laid special emphasis on employment generating works so that people get meaningful livelihood opportunities near their places of residence. 

Replying to one of the demands regarding development of sports infrastructure and stadiums, Advisor reiterated that sports fields and other related facilities are being developed in every panchayat. He asked the Deputy Commissioner and the Director Rural Development to identify land for development of playfields in the area.

Responding to the demand raised about the installation of street lights in and around the town, the Advisor assured that the matter will be taken up with the concerned and the demand will be fulfilled soon. 

Khan said that adequate stock of transformers, poles and wires is being maintained and also sought requisition for the district in this regard.

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