Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya M Scindia on Saturday said that two new airport terminals shall be established in Jammu and Kashmir soon. The Union minister made this announcement during an interaction programme with District Development Council (DDC), Block Development Council (BDC) members, Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) members, and locals at Harwan block of Srinagar district.
• Jyotiraditya Scindia said that an airport terminal worth Rs 1500 crore shall be established on 25 thousand square metres in Kashmir.
• While another airport terminal worth Rs 650 crore shall be established in Jammu on 22 thousand square metres land size.
• The civil aviation minister highlighted that since a special focus is being given on development of both air and road connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir, a major road network including highways, ring road, tunnels and other projects are being constructed across Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.
• Jyotiraditya Scindia added that the development of connectivity shall bring more tourists to J&K and promote local craft.
• He pointed out that the promotion of tourism and crafts shall boost economic activity and prosperity of people of J&K.
• Jyotiraditya Scindia praised Prime Minister Narendra Modi and said that under his leadership, an era of peace, progress and development has already started in Jammu and Kashmir .
• All the three regions including Ladakh have come on track to become number one in construction and development in the country.
• He said that among other major projects, work was going on in full swing on ring road worth Rs 3000 crore, while 100 percent households are being supplied electricity now, made possible by current dispensation.
• The Union minister further stated that currently 82 percent population is connected and being supplied tap water, adding that the government is committed to covering all households in near future.
• He said that the Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre was not only successful in curbing corruption in J&K, but sectors including health, education, and others have also flourished in the Union Territory during these years.
DDC and BDC members, sarpanchs and other PRIs who were present for the event spoke on the occasion and raised their demands.
The demands raised by the members included bridging developmental gap between urban and rural areas, construction of degree college and AYUSH Hospital in Harwan, development of area for rural tourism, better health and education facilities, deduction in power and water tariffs, loan waivers for drivers among others. – J&K Airport.
Information source India Today
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