Need futuristic approach for development: CM

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Srinagar, Apr 8 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today stressed on the need for futuristic approach in formulating and executing development schemes in the state.

To ensure speedy implementation and prompt benefit to the people for whom these were devised, he asked officials to think few decades beyond the starting point of a development project so that its utility did not end in a short period.

Chairing a high-level meeting, held here to review the status of the 10 MGD Rangil Water Supply Scheme (phase II), Mr Azad directed the concerned officials to speed up work on the scheme so that it is completed at an early date and people get improved water supply facility.

The scheme, estimated to cost Rs 27.15 crore, would provide potable water to residents the state. Out of the total length of about 51 km, pipes had been laid over 37.5 km of which 22 km were checked.

He asked the executing agency to ensure pipe alignment particularly in the vicinity of Parimpora-Pantha Chowk by-pass in such a manner that it would not be affected by the road up-gradation work.

Mr Azad called for regularly monitoring pace of work on the scheme.

The Chief Minister also directed the officials to improve and upgrade the Jehangir Chowk-Karan Nagar-SKIMS Soura road, describing it as an important communication link.

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