Block-topping of Dhamalard road commences


MAHANPUR: Col Mahan Singh, District Development Council (DDC) Chairman Kathua inaugurated the black-topping work of the 1.5 km long Dhamalard PWD road.
He was accompanied by DDC member Mahanpur, Tejinder Singh Goldy; Sarpanch Dhamalard Sher Singh and prominent citizens of Dhamalard, Mahanpur, Banhore and surrounding villages while kick starting this significant development work that would provide much relief to the people of the villages connected to this road. Speaking on the occasion, Col Mahan Singh thanked Modi government as well as the Jammu and Kashmir Union Territory administration for making the requisite funds available for development works despite immense pressure on economy amidst corona pandemic crisis. The DDC Chairman said, it was owing to extremely poor quality of material used in construction, the roads in hilly areas do not sustain long and return back to the worst conditions thus causing tremendous problem to the people living in this region and using this road. Therefore, he emphasized upon maintaining the quality of material, work and last but not the least timely execution of the project. He said these should be made the hallmark of all projects not only in Kathua district but across the Union Territory.
The DDC Chairman while interacting with the people in the area took stock of their problems and issues. They highlighted various issues related to drinking water, power supply, health care, etc and sought redressal of the same.
Col Mahan Singh listened patiently to them and assured to take up the issues with the concerned authorities. He reiterated his commitment to ensure overall development of district Kathua with special emphasis on rural and far-off areas especially that of Mahanpur block of this district.
Col Singh assured that besides development of the area he will ensure that the benefits of various schemes meant for the socio-economic upliftment of the poor and needy reach the doorsteps of the people in this remote area. He said only then we can say that the objective of good governance has been achieved.