Asian Development Bank santions funds for two bridge in Kashmir

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Srinagar, June 5 (UNI) The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has sanctioned Rs 4.76 crore for the construction of two bridge in Pulwama district of south Kashmir.

This information was given by Deputy Chief Minister Muzaffar Hussain Baig at a public meeting at Drabgam, Rajpora after laying foundation of Wahibugh and Bonchak bridges yesterday.

Mr Baig said these two bridges would be constructed at a cost of Rs 4.76 crore under the ADB funding and would be completed within fifteen months.

The bridges would benefit people living in dozen of villages on either side of Romshi nallah.

Highlighting the achievements made by coalition government during last five and a half years of rule, Mr Baig said over the last 120 years, only 30 colleges were set up in the state, while the coalition government has opened 40 colleges, eight university campuses, three universities besides hundreds of schools in every nook and corner of the state to provide quality education to youth at their doorsteps.

He said a massive infrastructure development programme has already been started in the state and major social sector oriented projects have been started on fast track to benefit the people at the earliest.

He said the main thrust of coalition government was to make Jammu and Kashmir a model state of the country for which steps have already been taken and added that this dream would be fulfilled only when people of the state whole-heartedly support the programmes and policies of the present government.

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