Chenab Citizens Forum demands sanctioning of Doda-Kapran road

Chenab Citizens Forum demands sanctioning of Doda-Kapran road

NL Correspondent

Doda, February 16

Chenab Citizen Forum (CCF), Doda has demanded sanctioning of Doda-Dessa Kapran road to fulfill long pending demand of people living in Chenab region.

Chief Petron of the Forum, Mehboob Ahmed Tak in meeting with citizens at Doda said that it is a distant dream for the people living in entire Chenab region that can not only connect District Doda with Kashmir Valley and make development in remote areas but can also provide an alternate link between Jammu and Srinagar via Bani-Besoli to Doda-Dessa Kappran.

“This road will also open up a number of unexplored tourist spots in the Dessa area. There are beautiful and vast meadows high up in the mountains of Doda that can be made accessible by this road. One cannot describe the beauty of these meadows in words, it has to be seen to be believed,” Tak said.

He alleged that, “Government has sanctioned Rupees 125 Lakh in 2014-15 to build Mother Child Hospital in place of old district hospital Doda by restructuring it, but work executing agency (JKPCC) has so far done only 20 per cent work and not utilizing the public money seriously.”

Mirza Muzzaffar Beig, another member of the forum demanded Doda Development Authority to boost tourism potential for area and small Hydel power projects to cater power needs of the area. He also showed great concerned over the shortage of ration in the region and demanded government must take some measures to address these demands.

Those present in the meeting were J.A Mintoo, Kurshid Misgar, Dr Basharat, G.H Tak and others who also put forth the people’s grievances.