Nagrota (J&K), Nov 28: Declaring development of Nagrota as core of his agenda for next six years, Provincial President and National Conference candidate Devender Singh Rana on Thursday said a modest beginning towards transforming the constituency as Nava Jammu has been made which will be taken to its logical end with support of the people.
He spelled out salient features of his vision about the constituency and said the people of the area have been very responsive and cooperative, irrespective of their affiliations, to accomplish this mission.
During his interaction with electors at various places in Panchayat Jandyal Upper and Dhanu, Rana said politics can always wait when it comes to ensuring basic utility services and laying a sound edifice of development of a particular area.
"In this case, it is developing Nagrota as a satellite township, given its potential and closeness to the winter capital", he maintained.
The Provincial President said that the speed with which Jammu is expanding, Nagrota remains the only option for future expansion. Keeping this in view, the constituency has to get ready for meeting to the forthcoming challenges, which will unfold vistas of opportunity for all segments of society.
Giving graphic description about the strategic location of Nagrota, Rana said a state of art cancer institute is ready for opening by the Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board in close vicinity apart from a mega university functioning for years.
These are bound to generate 24X7-activity, which will prove immensely beneficial for economy of the area, he said, hoping beginning of a new era for the constituency.
"Being gateway to the world famous landmarks of Jammu and Kashmir and situated on the National Highway, this constituency should have been a real model of development and prosperity but it has not happened so far", he said, adding that efforts will have to be redoubled to transform the profile of the area as per needs of the time.
He said modest beginnings have been made in different sectors and the day is not far when this beautiful constituency will attain envious position in the developmental profile of the State.
He gave an overview of developmental activities initiated in recent years and said the constituency has substantially benefited by various welfare schemes. "The tempo of development will get further fillip in the ensuing years and every effort will be made to satiate the aspirations of the people of all the areas", he maintained.
Rana said the Omar led government has embarked upon a big mission of giving developmental push to each area of the state, as per requirements and potential of the area, and hoped that Nagrota too will get focused attention when National Conference will form a strong and stable government after the ongoing elections.
He sought peoples' support for the success of visionary policies and programmes of the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah.
Those accompanying Rana included Block President Sham Lal, Sarpanch Ravinder Singh Peter, Sarpanch Balbir Singh, Sain Khan,Raj Baru, Tej Pal Singh, Sonu Singh, Raghuvir Singh, Shamim Ahmad, Talib Hussain, Master Dhruv Singh, Mohd Sadiq, Manzoor Hussain, Rattan Singh, Gori Shanker and others.