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Jitendra lays foundation for upgrading Old Samba Kathua road
Posted 11 Dec 2017 05:25 PM

Agencies
Union Minister of State for Development of North-Eastern Region and MoS in PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh along with MLA Kathua, Rajeev Jasrotia on Sunday laid foundation for improvement, up gradation of Old Samba Kathua (OSK) road under CRF Scheme at village Saktey Chak in Kathua.
Addressing the gathering after laying foundation, said that the Old Samba Kathua road is stretched over the length of 14.70 km and would get upgraded at the cost of Rs 15 crore. The said road would start from the take up point at village Saktey Chak and will move through villages Mahi Chak, Badala, Tharyara, Sumwan, Padyari, Changran and get connected to Kathua town besides providing alternate connectivity to the large rural area with Kathua town and National Highway.
Dr Singh also emphasized that development projects of the Central Government were limited not only to urban areas but rural population is also getting it`s due share. He underlined the “border area toilets” project, the work on which was started in collaboration with “Sulabh Shauchalaya” along the International Border (IB) in Hiranagar Tehsil a path breaking initiative in accomplishing task through voluntary involvement of various stake holders. He further informed that a total of 19000 individual bunkers and 4700 community bunkers will be constructed in Hiranagar near IB to safeguard the lives of border dwellers and their live stock during cross border firing.
Dr Jitendra also disclosed that Shahpur Kandi and Ujh Multipurpose project will become a game changer in de-stressing the water stressed areas of not only Kathua but Samba also.
At the outset, MLA Kathua, Rajeev Jasrotia said that people centric development is being carried out at Kathua for providing basic amenities to the people through focused attention.
MLA also demanded early start up of channelization of Ujh, a detailed project of which amounting to Rs. 75 crore has already been submitted with the concerned queaters.
Earlier, 50 youths of Tamil Nadu under Inter State Youth Exchange Programme of Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) interacted with Dr. Jitendra and apprised him of various activities in which they have participated.
District Development Commissioner Kathua, Rohit Khajuria, SSP Kathua, Suleman Choudhary and, Director NYK, Sukhdev Singh, XEn PWD were present in large numbers.

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