BUDGAM, OCT 28 (PTK): MLA Khansahib today said the Government has released Rs. 80 lakh and Rs. 60 lakh for construction of KGBA hostel complexes at Patvow and Lanilab villages in Khansahib constituency respectively. The work on both these projects will commence shortly.
This was stated at as meeting of officers of education department held here to review the action plan for construction of new school buildings and up gradation of various Middle, high and higher secondary schools in Khansahib constituency.
The MLA Khansahib, Hakeem Yaseen chaired the meeting which was, attended by Director School Education, Kashmir, Director RMSA, Director SSA and Chief Education Officer, Budgam. The meeting also discussed measures to improve teaching- learning facilities in various educational institutions in Budgam particularly in Khansahib constituency.
Speaking on the occasion, Hakeem Yaseen expressed his gratitude to the Education Minister, Syed Altaf Bukhari and concerned education officers for fulfilling commitments, regarding construction and up gradation of educational institutions in the area, made during their tour to Khansahib constituency last month. He asked the education officers to give focused attention for improving education system in Khansahib, which, he said is educationally backward as compared to other areas of the valley.
While chairing another meeting to review power supply scenario in Khansahib constituency, Hakeem Yaseen said that the PDD has released Rs. 25 lakh for acquisition of Land for construction of a modern Grid station at Khansahib . The Grid station will come up at a cost of Rs. 76 cr. He asked the concerned engineers of PDD to identify the site for the Grid station immediately so that work is executed on this ambitious project at the earliest. He said this Grid station on completion envisages to fulfill about 50 percent power requirements of the Budgam district comprising Khansahib, Chadoora, Budgam and Charer-i-Shareif.
Hakeem Yasin also urged the concerned engineers of PDD to immediately complete work on receiving stations at Arizal and Waterhail so that these are commissioned by the end of November month as per the commitments.
He said commissioning of these two Receiving stations will go as long way to overcome electricity crises in these areas especially during the ensuing winter season. He asked the PDD engineers to gear up men and machinery to redress the grievances of the people with respect to availability of electricity. (PTK)