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Block Diwas: DC Srinagar holds Public Grievance Redressal camp at Noorbagh

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Inspects progress of works on Palpora-Shalteng Bridge

SRINAGAR, AUGUST 03: In order to listen to the public grievances and take appraisal of local issues at their door steps, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today undertook an extensive tour of Noorbagh area in Eidgah Tehsil of Srinagar district and presided over a Public Grievance Redressal Camp at Community Centre as part of weekly Block Diwas.

The programme witnessed large participation of people from Noorbagh, Qamarwari, Pamposh Colony, Palpora, Sheikh Colony, Gatta Colony, Gonipora, Bagwan Pora and other adjoining areas.

Besides local representatives, the Public Grievance Redressal Camp was attended by Programme Officer, ICDS, Chief Planning Officer, Tehsildar Eidgah, Chief Agriculture Officer, Lead Bank Manager and other Zonal and Sectoral Officers of the District.

During the Grievance Redressal Camp, Public delegations and scores of individuals projected various developmental issues before the DC including augmentation of water supply, infrastructure upgradation of Health and Education, construction of Marriage Hall, augmentation of drainage system in the area, repairs of lanes, drains and street lights, macadamization of roads, establishment of Anganwadi Centre, Posting JE Jal Shakti and other developmental and jurisdictional issues in the area.

Addressing the gathering, the DC said that the purpose of holding such grievance redressal Camps is to take appraisal of local issues from the general public for precise and on-ground assessment for their time bound redressal.

Responding to the public demands, the DC assured the people of Noorbagh and other adjoining areas that all genuine demands and issues projected by them will be looked into on priority for their speedy redressal.

The DC urged the local youth to come forward and avail the benefits of different welfare schemes of the Government launched for handholding of the youth so that they earn livelihood with dignity and honour.

On the occasion, the DC asked for holding a joint mega awareness camp in the area this coming Saturday for mass awareness of the local people especially youth of the areas so that they are sensitized about the different government sponsored welfare schemes.

Later, the DC visited under completion 193-meter-long Palpora-Shalteng Bridge over the Jhelum that would connect the villages of Gonipora and Palpora in the outskirts of Srinagar to Srinagar – Baramulla highway at Shalteng.

He stressed on early operationalization of the prestigious project of Palpora-Shalteng Bridge to fulfil the long pending demand of the local adjoining population to have motorable connectivity with Baramulla highway at Shalteng. He said the bridge is a vital link as it connects the Shahr-e-Khaas, Soura, Hazratbal and Ganderbal areas with North-Kashmir, Qamarwari and Batamaloo area of the City.

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