Saturday, March 10, 2012

Launch metro service in Jammu Harshdev

 Stating that Jammu qualifies the norms fixed by the Government of India, National Panthers Party (NPP) MLA Harshdev Singh today demanded the launch of metro service in the winter capital of the State.

Raising the issue of traffic congestion in Jammu during Zero Hour in the Assembly, Harshdev Singh said that the GoI had announced during January this year to provide metro services in those cities which have a population of more than 15 lakh.

"Jammu district has population of 1526406 as per 2011 census as such it qualifies the norms fixed for metro service", he said, adding "State Government should immediately take up the issue with Union Government so that early steps are taken for initiation of the project".

He said that vehicular traffic in the city has become unmanageable and causing insurmountable problems for the general public, adding every year 40,000 new vehicles are being added to the existing fleet in Jammu district.

The NPP MLA said that Government's repeated announcements and claims of early flyovers in Jammu have proved to be a farce, adding "if the traffic issue is not taken seriously it could assume alarming proportions and create gigantic hardships and severe problems for the general masses".

Dr Mohammad Shafi raised the issue of substantial hike in fee structure in private schools and sought check on it while as Prof Gharu Ram demanded that a local VC should be appointed in SKUAST-J.

Mushtaq Ahmed Shah called for proper utilization of funds meant for migrant and re-verifications of migrant lists while as Abdul Haq Khan demanded lifting of ban on news channels in the Valley. Sajjad Ahmed Kichloo demanded filling up of the vacant posts of teachers in Doda district.

R S Sharma and Krishan Chander Bhagat sought strengthening of transport facilities in their constituencies while as Peer Mansoor Hussain demanded enhancement of timber quota in Government depots.

Prof Chaman Lal Gupta sought check on the illegal constructions in Jammu City, particularly in Jammu-west constituency and covering of deep drains. Chowdhary Zulfikar Hussain raised the issue of shortage of Urdu teachers in Jammu division.

Indu Pawar sought immediate flood protection measures in the locations near the Tawi in Marh area while as Ashwani Sharma demanded waiving off Water Tax from the farmers of such areas where irrigation canal water does not reach.

Nizam-ud-Din Bhat, Mohammad Rafi and Yashpaul Kundal also raised the issues of public importance.

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