Omar, who represents the Ganderbal seat in the state assembly, visited the constituency yesterday and directed the executing agencies to speed up the pace of work, an official spokesman said here today.
Farooq Abdullah, who represented Ganderbal since 1983, had left the seat for his son in 2002. Before him, his father, the late Sheikh Mohammed Abdullah, held the seat since 1975.
Omar talked to officers of the JK Project Construction Corporation and Roads and Buildings at the construction site of the Shadipora bridge.
"The two districts of Bandipora and Ganderbal will be connected by the completion of this vital bridge," he said.
Omar asked the executing agencies to complete the bridge by December this year. The bridge is likely to cost over Rs 14.84 crore.
Inspecting the progress work relating to Rs 54-crore district hospital complex in Ganderbal, the Chief Minister laid stress on accelerating the pace of work and ensuring completion of the hospital by December next year.
During his interaction with the party workers, he asked them to serve as a bridge between the government and the people and make general public aware of the measures the coalition government is taking for the welfare and development of people in the state.
Omar also asked them to help in strengthening NC-Congress ties.