Home Minister Rajnath Singh reviews working of union territories

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Rajnath reviews working of UTs
New Delhi, June 24:  Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday reviewed the working of the union territories division of his ministry and issued various directives, including for building bridges in Daman and Diu and promoting tourism in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands.

"The home minister directed that the proposal for construction of three bridges in Daman and Diu may be expedited. They are a bridge over Daman Ganga river connecting Kachigam on Nani Daman and Zari on Moti Daman, another connecting Kachigam on Nani Daman and Magarwada on Moti Daman, and a third one from Moti Daman Light House to Nani Daman Jetty," a home ministry communique said here.

Rajnath Singh stressed that tourism should be promoted in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Lakshadweep. "Tourism should be promoted in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep, safeguarding the ecological balance and keeping in view the security aspects," he said.

Singh: Puducherry's worsening financial condition was a cause for concern

Rajnath Singh said Puducherry's worsening financial condition was a cause for concern.

"Precarious financial position of Puducherry should be closely and effectively monitored by the ministry," he said.

On listing of heritage buildings by the Heritage Conservation Committee in Chandigarh, Rajnath Singh warned that private properties should not get adversely affected by this exercise.

"Even if some private properties have to be declared as heritage structures, then heritage rules should provide for adequate compensatory provisions," the minister said.

IANS

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