|Early Times Report|
KISHTWAR, Jan 20: District Development Commissioner, Ashok Sharma, today ordered arrest of a private contractor working on Machail road for dismal performance on the road despite repeated warnings.
Responding to the complaint of the locals, during weekly Block Diwas proceedings at Gulab Garh Paddar, he said strict action will be taken against all the erring contractors and executing agencies who are not performing well or who are hampering the pace of developmental works in the district.
The DDC chaired the weekly Block Diwas to redress the grievances of the people at their door steps.
During the programme delegations led by PRI members apprised the DC about their demands/issues.
They demanded speedy completion of Machail road, electrification of left out hamlets of Kabban Panchayat, establishment of PHC at Machail, construction of bridge at Dangail and Hamouri, shifting of transformer at laiye, Construction of Hanswar water reservoir, functioning of Bank branch at Affani, revision of compensation rate of land acquired for Karthai HEP, augmentation of water supply at Atholi, repair of Kund Pohali bridge, establishment of health centre at Kabban, timely completion of Garh Kukardran road, disparity in electricity billing, shortage of staff at PHC Massu, holding of awareness camps by departments, among others.
Besides the sarpanchs of Chitto, Ishtiyari and Gandhari Panchayats raised the issue of providing tele-communication facility, shortage of staff at HS Sohal, timely completion of the Panchayat Ghar Sohal, restoration of irrigation canal at Sohal, Electrification of left out villages of Panchayat Sohal besides providing of solar lights to snow bound areas, providing of water facility to Tun and provision of girls Hostel for students of far flung areas at Atholi among others.
The BDC chairperson highlighted the general issues like the nonfunctioning of various departments due to the shortage of staff and field line functionaries, establishment of Red Cross unit at Paddar and sluggish progress on Chitto road.
After listening to the grievances of the people, the DC redressed many grievances on the spot by passing slew of directions to the concerned.