Srinagar, Sep 3: The ongoing developmental works being executed in Jammu and Kashmir have gained pace after the back to back review meetings chaired by the parliamentarians took place in the recently carved Union Territory.
The government of India has deputed a number of delegations of parliamentarians to Jammu and Kashmir to look and take a review of the works being executed from the last couple of years.
According to government sources, over 300 parliamentarians have visited Jammu and Kashmir since 2019 and interacted with people on the ground aimed at bringing pace in the developmental works in the Union Territory.
In the last two weeks, several delegations of parliamentarians visited Jammu and Kashmir and chaired a series of review meetings in different departments here. The delegation as per the government’s official communiqué issued earlier, have reviewed the progress of ongoing works here.
The delegations have directed the concerned authorities to speed up the works and ensure that the developmental works being executed are completed on time.
It has been learnt from reliable sources that some of the delegations of Members of Parliament have expressed dissatisfaction after reviewing the progress of some developmental projects here and have set a time limit for the administration back in Jammu and Kashmir to ensure that the projects are completed in a set time frame.
In the recently published report, the government has stated that 20 projects have been completed in Jammu and Kashmir while 13 others are set to be finished this year only.
“20 projects have been completed including seven by the Government of India and 13 by Government of Jammu and Kashmir. 13 projects to be completed this year (Government of India- 4, Government of Jammu and Kashmir- 9),” reads the status report of the infrastructure development package announced by the Union Government in 2015.
Sources informed Precious Kashmir that the Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha after the review meetings chaired by the parliamentarians has directed the concerned departments to gain pace and complete the ongoing projects in a shortest possible time.
They said that the work on several projects has gained pace and some among them would be completed in October and November months.
It is pertinent to mention here that the Government of India after the trashing of Article 370 in 2019, announced that Jammu and Kashmir will see a new dawn of development as several projects will be started here, which would also put an end to the unemployment in the Union Territory.