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KARGIL: The Minister for Consumer Affairs Public Distribution and Transport, Qamar Ali Akhoon on Thursday inaugurated RCC protection bund and channelisation work on river Suroo on its completion in Kargil town, constructed at a cost of Rs. 4.91 crore.
The Chief Executive Councilor, LAHDC, Kargil, Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan was also present.
On this occasion, the minister was informed that by virtue of construction of the said protection bund not only the Kargil town and the National Highway along the river Suroo shall be protected from the erosion but also 17 kanal of land has been created which can be utilised for construction of bus stand at Kargil town and will ensure the smooth plying of traffic in the town.
The minister said that the long pending demand of the construction of Zojila tunnel will be fulfilled shortly. He also declared that civil aviation service shall be put in during the winter season to facilitate the people of Kargil to travel to other areas of the State.
Regarding the other facilities being extended to the people of the area, the minister said that Kargil House has already been constructed at Jammu as well as Srinagar besides hostels for the students perusing their students outside the district adding that land has also been acquired for the construction of Kargil House at Delhi.
Earlier, the minister inaugurated HDFC Bank Branch in Kargil town with modern banking facilities.
Among others, Executive Councilors, Haji G.M Mir and Syed Kazim Sabere, various District Officers and large number of people were present on the occasion.