Bhupinder Kumar chairs public outreach, grievances redressal camp at Sersundwan

REASI: Secretary, Public Works Department, Bhupinder Kumar, today chaired a public outreach cum grievances redressal camp at Government High School, Sersundwan in Bhomag.

The primary objective of the camp was to foster direct engagement between the public and government officials with emphasis on resolving grievances and concerns of the locals.

Speaking on the occasion, Bhupinder Kumar reaffirmed LG government’s commitment towards ensuring that every area within the region is connected with roads. He elaborated the transformative impact of projects like the World Highest Chenab Bridge, which not only enhanced connectivity but also bolstered tourism fostering economic growth in the region. He assured that efforts are underway to provide road connectivity in the unattended habitations, ensuring no community is left behind in the journey towards progress.

The Secretary urged upon the people to collaborate with government departments to expedite development initiatives. He encouraged residents to avail benefit of various schemes sponsored by both the central and UT administrations. He reassured the public that all genuine grievances and demands would be accorded priority and addressed effectively.

He exhorted upon women fraternity to establish home stays near the world’s highest Chenab Bridge to raise their income. He emphasized the potential for self-income generation through such ventures, highlighting the importance of community engagement and entrepreneurship.

Chairperson District Development Council, Saraf Singh Nag, emphasized the importance of resolving issues timely in ensuring effective development.

Issues raised by the participants, during the camp, inter alia included construction of Dak Banglows, up-gradation of schools and school buildings, water scarcity, road connectivity, promotion of Sersundwan as tourism village, initiation of RTC bus services, fresh surveys for PMAY and BPL, acceleration of work on bridge over Anji and clearance of pending road compensations, monkey menace.

The local community apprised the Secretary regarding severe water scarcity issues stemming from the ongoing construction of railway tunnels in the area.

On the occasion, various departments installed their stalls, showcasing a diverse range of central and UT government schemes.

Speaking on the occasion, District Development Commissioner, Vishesh Mahajan, underscored the significance of efficient water management, acknowledging the challenges faced by the area in this regard. He outlined plans to alleviate water scarcity by diverting water from tunnels with the collaborative efforts of railway and Jal Jeevan Mission (JJM) department.

The students of GHS Sersundwan presented a mesmerizing cultural programme like traditional Kud dance.

The residents of Sersundwan presented a memorandum of demands to the Administrative Secretary during the grievances camp.

ADDC, Sukhdev Singh Samyal, SSP Mohita Sharma, PO Poshan, Mohammad Anwar Banday, ACR Anshumali Sharma, SE PWD and PMGSY, ACD, Tensildar, BDO and other senior district officers were present on the occasion.

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