Govt pursuing construction of Razdan, Sadhna tunnels: CM


Srinagar, May 13: A deputation of Shina speaking people from Gurez, Tulail and Bagtore met the Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti here today and thanked her for sanctioning a degree college for Tulail area. The deputation said the opening up of the college would hugely benefit the students of the area, particularly girl students.
Responding to the gesture of the deputation, the Chief Minister said her Government is seized of the problems of the people of Gurez area particularly due to closure of the road during winter months.
Mehbooba Mufti told the deputation that her Government is pursuing the construction of tunnels at Razdan Pass on Bandipore-Gurez road and at Sadhna Pass on Kupwara-Karnah road to facilitate round the year movement to and from these areas. She informed the deputation that during her recent visit to New Delhi she has spoken to Defence Minister, Nirmala Sitharaman about the dire need for construction of these tunnels.
The Chief Minister assured the deputation that whatever needed would be done for the development of far flung areas like Gurez.
The deputation also thanked the Chief Minister for nominating Faqir Muhammad Khan as the Vice Chairman of J&K Minerals.