Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti Sunday laid the foundation of widening and upgradation of 15 kilometre long Hygam-Tarzoo-Sopore road. The two lane road, to be built over a cost of Rs. 14.15 crore, would have a carriage way of around 4 metres. The road project would also include Choora-Wagub road stretch and touch the Sopore bypass at Chanakhan.
Calling Tarzoo-Hygam area a famous attraction for bird watchers and Nature lovers CM said her Government wants to tap the potential by formulating a structured apparatus for the area. With the completion of the road project, she said, the tourism potential of the area would get a boost besides giving locals an improved connect to the National Highway.
At Sopore, Mehbooba Mufti laid the foundation stone of widening and upgradation of 10 KMs long Ladoora-Achabal road being executed at a cost of Rs 17.11 crore.
Mehbooba Mufti also laid the foundation of upgradation of Sopore-Shiva road at Dangarpora. The 24 KM long stretch of road would be constructed at a cost of Rs 17.65 crore. She directed the executing agencies to complete the project within 18 months so that people of the area get the benefits of this improved connectivity at the earliest.
In Baramulla, Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti laid the foundation of Gujjar & Bakerwal Hostel at Khawaja Bagh with an intake capacity of 100 beds and a hostel at Girls Higher Secondary School, Baramulla besides Janbaz Wali Community Hall to be built in the middle of the town.
She also inaugurated Currency Chest of JK Bank at Kanispora built over a cost of Rs. seven crore, the Chest would be making cash available to the 88 business units across the district.