Checks power, drinking water availability; Inspects street lights
Baramulla, May 25: Minister of State for Power, PHE and Hajj and Auqaf, Syed Farooq Ahmad Andrabi conducted a visit of various areas of Baramulla town late last night to take a firsthand appraisal of the various services delivered by the concerned Departments and to check the on ground presence of these Departments in these areas.
The Minister specially checked the availability and status of power supply, functioning of street lights, drinking water facility and other civic amenities being provided to people in the town.
During his visit, the Minister visited Khawaja Bagh, Khanpora, Dewan Bagh, Main Market and other several wards of Baramulla town and checked the availability of power supply to the people living in these areas. He directed the concerned to install street lights, wherever necessary, at the earliest and repair all defunct lights for the convenience of the commuters.
Member Legislative Assembly Baramulla Javed Hassan Beigh, District Development Commissioner Baramulla, Dr Nasir Ahmad Naqash, Chief Engineer PDD Ms Shahnaz Goni, Executive Engineer Electrical Division Baramulla Joginder Singh, Executive Officer Municipal Committee Baramulla, and other concerned officers accompanied the Minister during the tour.
The Minister directed for regular and routine cleaning of drains, roads and lanes in the city and proper dumping of the waste.
The Minister directed the concerned officers to improve the level of power supply, clean water, civic amenities and other facilities provided by the Government in these areas keeping in view ensuing Ramadan. “It is time to gear up efforts for warmly welcoming the holy month of Ramadan, he said. This calls for coordinated efforts to ensure proper lighting facilities during Iftaar and Sehri when streets all through the Valley experience busy movement of people, instructed the Minister.
He directed the concerned authorities of PDD and PHE to conduct regular visits to municipal and other areas to check that the services are delivered to people both quantitatively and qualitatively.
The Minister also directed the officials of the Urban Local Bodies to mobilize human resource to make all street lights installed in the town functional, repair defunct and damaged lights so that no one confronts inconvenience during night hours. “All street lights should be functional as soon as possible, ensure installation and repair of lights near mosques for smooth functioning, and identify spots where new lights need to be installed for the smooth movement of commuters”, instructed the Minister. (CNS)