Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister
Omar Abdullah visited Ganderbal district and took stock of
various projects, including construction of Shadipora
bridge connecting Bandipora and Ganderbal districts.
Omar, who represents the Ganderbal seat in the state
assembly, visited the constituency yesterday and directed the
executing agencies to speed up the pace of work, an official
spokesman said here on Tuesday.
Farooq Abdullah, who represented Ganderbal since 1983,
had left the seat for his son in 2002. Before him, his father,
the late Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, held the seat since 1975.
Omar talked to officers of the JK Project Construction
Corporation and Roads and Buildings at the construction site
of the Shadipora bridge.
"The two districts of Bandipora and Ganderbal will be
connected by the completion of this vital bridge," he said.
Omar asked the executing agencies to complete the
bridge by December this year. The bridge is likely to cost
over Rs 14.84 crore.
Inspecting the progress work relating to Rs 54-crore
district hospital complex in Ganderbal, the Chief Minister
laid stress on accelerating the pace of work and ensuring
completion of the hospital by December next year.
During his interaction with the party workers, he asked
them to serve as a bridge between the government and the
people and make general public aware of the measures the
coalition government is taking for the welfare and development
of people in the state.
Omar also asked them to help in strengthening NC-Congress