"District Administration has dedicated 69 bridges to public and various schools in Reasi district of J&K which were constructed in a record time of last 9 months", District Development Commissioner (DDC), Reasi, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary said today.
The work has been done under a project launched by the DDC, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, involving Forest Department and Rural Development Department with public participation.
The project was launched in September 2013 with target of 60 bridges in 2013-14 and 40 in 2014-15. In remote and inaccessible areas, students of more than 117 odd schools were deprived of education due to flooding of channels during rainy seasons and also the district witnessed loss of 20-30 lives annually involving such accidents, he said.
To address the issue of education deprivation and loss of human and animal lives, a project was designed by the DDC for construction of 100 wooden, hanging and concrete bridges near these schools through public participation and inter-departmental coordination.
The project headed by Dr Choudhary has Assistant Commissioner Development (ACD) Joginder Singh Rai, District Forest Officer (DFO) Reasi, Dr Sayeed Nadeem Hussain, and DFO Mahore, Rafi Ahmed Khan, as other members.