‘After Zojila, seven more tunnels to come up in J&K in next two years’
Srinagar, Oct 15: Highlighting achievements of the administration in Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday said that his priority is to ensure corruption free governance.
Addressing a presser at Raj Bhawan here LG Sinha said that he has been pushing for on the spot grievance redressals, instant delivery of services and also on the ground speedy execution of people-centric projects.
“My focus is to ensure that all the districts of Jammu and Kashmir will see good governance and development without any discrimination,” he said, adding that his motive is to ensure corruption free governance to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The LG while sharing the achievements said that he would ensure more use of technology for quick, hassle-free services like online building permissions, clearance of contractors’ bills, and other payments.
“In the last two months, several major steps have been taken up by J&K administration to empower villages and urban areas of the Union Territory, and to make the government more responsive and accessible to the people,” he added.
About the 14.15 kilometres long Zojila tunnel, the work on which was started today, the LG said that Union Minister Nitin Gadkari inaugurated the tunnel virtually and the Rs 7000 crore will be spent on its construction, which is
Rs 4000 crore less than the amount which was fixed for it earlier.
“Let me announce here that seven more tunnels will be constructed in J&K UT in the next two years. Tendering process of many has been already done and other legalities are being completed,” he said. “To name a few are— Qazigund-Banhinal tunnel, Chenani to Sudhmahadev tunnel and Chatru to Anantnag tunnel,” he said.
LG Sinha also announced Standard Operating Procedure (SOPs) for farmers and said that 500 tractors will be given to the farmers on subsidized rates.
He added after Back to village programme, the government is now organizing another programme titled ‘My Town My Pride’, which will commence from October 19. “We have three main objectives – public outreach in towns, strengthening grass-root democracy, and service delivery at doorsteps. I have been pushing for on spot grievance redressal, instant delivery of services to the masses, and on the ground speedy execution of people-centric projects.”
In the recently concluded Back to Village-III programme, LG Sinha informed that 4440 sports kits were distributed among the youth in all the panchayat while 3959 dustbins were installed to promote cleanliness and 2430 families provided a house under Pradhan Mantri Aawas Yojana’, he said.
He also stated that 4,25,258 Domicile Certificates, 45,327 Category Certificates, and 51,097 birth/ death/ disability certificates were issued in addition to a greater number of social welfare pensions sanctioned during the programme.
Sinha also announced that 44 long-languishing projects have been completed in the month of September alone, while another 1798 projects are being expedited for completion.
He added that announcement of economic package for the revival of the business sector in J&K is also one among the achievements.