District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Rajesh K Shavan launched the much-awaited double- lanning work on Rajouri- Thanamandi- Surankote Road, an important project of the BRO, in presence of District Development Council members, Sarpanches, panches locals, officers of the Border Roads Task Force (BRTF) and local Civil Administration.
Rajouri-Thanamandi-Surankote road is one of the vital surface links connecting border district Rajouri to Mughal road and being maintained by BRO in Pir Panjal region.
A multifold increase in vehicular movement in the last five years on the single-lane road has been causing extreme inconvenience to the commuters.
Being the shortest route to Kashmir Valley, this road meets the historical Mughal road at Bafliaz in Poonch district. Hundreds of tourists and passenger vehicles and trucks take this road to enter Kashmir valley from Jammu region and other parts of the country and vice versa.
The existing road would be developed to two-lane which would ease the traffic congestion and also reduce the journey time. The road is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 284.22 crore and the work on the road would be completed within two years.
After sanction of project, it remained pending for 2 years due to certain bottlenecks. However, the Deputy Commissioner resolved all bottlenecks in two months and vigorously took up the matter with BRO. He also facilitated the intending agency and got the things materialized.
The Public welcomed the District Development Commissioner with bands and garlands and everyone was in a jubilant mood as the work on the most awaited project was about to kick-start. The locals appreciated the District Administration for meeting their long-pending demand.
The DDC, while speaking on the occasion, congratulated the public of Thanamandi and said that it is a historic moment for them as their long-pending demand has been fulfilled. He said that the District Administration Rajouri is committed towards providing the best possible relief to the general public in terms of connectivity so that the sufferings of the commuters can be mitigated to some extent and several measures were underway in this regard.
He also said that the District Rajouri has a huge potential in the tourism sector and this road project would play a significant role in boosting the tourism and ultimately open avenues for economic activities in the district.
The DDC assured that the work on the road would be completed within the set deadline and asked the executing agency to maintain the quality while executing the work on the project. He also appealed to execute the work on the project in such a manner that the routine traffic movement doesn’t suffer.
“The project will also provide employment avenues for the local unemployed youth and skilled labour,” the DDC said.
Listing the measures taken by the district administration for resolving the public issues, he informed that a 24/7 grievance redressal cell has been set up in the DDC office where the people can call any time to register their grievances and seek redressal of the same. He also urged upon the public to get themselves registered under the SEHAT scheme to avail the benefits of quality healthcare.
Among the others, DDC Member Thanamandi, Abdul Qayoom Mir; DDC Member Rajouri, Sain Abdul Rashid; Additional SP, Liaqat Choudhary; SDM Thanamandi, Zakir Hussain; President MC Thanamandi, Shakeel Mir; Col 31 BRTF, Reddy; Lt Col 31 BRTF, Gourav, Sarpanch, Panchs and MD DCIP, Nitin Tomar, Nazir Ganie; Maqbool Raina, Iqbal Raina, Hanief Kalas, Nazir Shawal, Munshi Khan; and other prominent citizens were also present on the occasion.
17 women among 56 fresh deaths in J&K
For the first time since past two weeks, the Jammu and Kashmir Union territory on Monday witnessed a slight dip in the Covid positive cases as 3,614 were recorded while 56 fresh deaths were also reported in the UT.
The total number of total active cases in J&K has risen to 49,551 while with 56 fresh death, the death toll has reached 3614. The total positive case tally has reached 220,546. Sources said that this was for the first time that that J&K has seen a slight dip in the positive cases in the past two weeks as only 3614 positive cases only. On May 9, the J&K UT recorded over 5190 cases, highest ever since the outbreak of pandemic in J&K.
Interestingly, Srinagar, the summer capital, that even saw record spike over 1100 positive cases, today recorded an all time low 701 positive cases, in the past two weeks. Srinagar is witnessing complete Corona curfew since past 10 days. Officials are hopeful that the district witnesses decline in positivity rate in the weeks ahead.
Of the exact number of 220,546 cases, 136,018 are from Kashmir division and 84,528 from Jammu division. Officials told that among 3,614 new cases, 2,118 belong to Kashmir division while as 1,496 are from Jammu division, adding that the total number of positive cases in Kashmir division have reached to 136,018 including 102,144 recoveries and 1,572 deaths while as total number of positive cases in Jammu division have reached to 84,669 including 65,669 recoveries and 1,210 deaths.
The officials said that the total number of active cases in Jammu and Kashmir are 49,951 including 32,302 from Kashmir division and 17,649 from Jammu division.
With 2,855 more recoveries, the tally of total recoveries in Jammu and Kashmir has reached 167,813 which is 76.08 percent of the total cases.
“Cases tested positive in J&K include 1,496 from Jammu division viz. 658 from Jammu, 137 from Udhampur, 170 from Rajouri, 34 from Doda, 146 from Kathua, 158 from Samba, 11 from Kishtwar, 57 from Poonch, 50 from Ramban and 75 from Reasi while as 701 from Srinagar, 163 from Baramulla, 343 from Budgam, 135 from Pulwama, 187 from Kupwara, 134 from Anantnag, 65 from Bandipora, 76 from Ganderbal, 254 from Kulgam and 60 from Shopian in Kashmir division,” officials disclosed.
Out of 56 deaths reported today, 23 died in GMC Jammu. 01 in MCH Wing (GMC), 02 in GMC Rajouri, 02 in GMC Kathua, 03 in SSH Jmu, 02 in DH Udhampur, 01 in MH Satwari, 01 in CHC Katra, 05 in Home/ Brought Dead, 03 in SKIMS Soura. 05 in SMHS Sgr, 01 in CD Hosp Sgr. 03 in SKIMS JVC Bemina. 01 in DH Pulwama, 01 in GMC Anantnag, 01 in CHC Kupwara. & 01 in TH Bijbehara.
As per officials figures, 53,835 positive cases including 622 deaths and 42,065 recoveries are from Srinagar, 16,567 including 212 deaths and 12,467 recoveries are from Baramulla, 14,262 including 10,468 recoveries and 144 deaths are from Budgam, 9,137 including 6,767 recoveries and 122 deaths are from Pulwama, 8,536 including 110 deaths and 6,713 recoveries are from Kupwara, 10,328 including 6,436 recoveries and 121 deaths are from Anantnag, 6,306 cases including 5,474 and 69 deaths are from Bandipora, 6,355 including 5,323 recoveries and 56 deaths are from Ganderbal, 6,666 including 3,576 recoveries and 72 deaths are from Kulgam and 4,026 including 2,855 recoveries and 44 deaths are from Shopian.
In Jammu division, 40,595 including 32,279 recoveries and 686 deaths are from Jammu district, 7,679 including 6,192 recoveries and 77 deaths are from Udhampur, 6,786 including 4,051 recoveries and 99 deaths are from Rajouri, 4,166 including 3,623 recoveries and 71 deaths are from Doda, 6,169 including 4,699 recoveries and 77 deaths are from Kathua, 4,890 including 3,117 recoveries and 69 deaths are from Samba, 3,198 including 2,942 recoveries and 26 deaths are from Kishtwar, 3,691 including 2,785 recoveries and 49 deaths are from Poonch, 3,273 including 2,555 recoveries and 35 deaths are from Ramban and 4,081 including 3,426 recoveries and 21 deaths are from Reasi.
As per the daily information bulletin 1,918,562 persons in Jammu and Kashmir are under observation while 87,062 persons have been kept under home quarantine besides that 49,951 persons are in isolation.
According to the bulletin, 1,645,533 persons have completed surveillance period and 133,234 persons are under home surveillance besides that so far results of 7,689,823 samples are available. Out of 7,689,823 the number of samples tested negative stands at 7,469,277 while as 220,546 have tested positive, among them 49,951 persons are active, 167,813 persons have recovered and 2,782 persons have died.
Virtual hearing in Courts extended till May 31
The virtual hearing of cases in both wings of High Court and all District Courts and Subordinate Courts as well as Tribunals has been extended till May 31.
Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal has extended by May 31 order regarding the virtual hearing of the cases in both wings of the High Court as well as in the District and Subordinate Courts and Tribunals in J&K and Ladakh in view of rise in COVID cases.
“Taking note of the daily rising number COVID-19 infection cases and the prevailing situation due to the rapid spread of (the) infection, the High Order No. 259 of 2021/RG dated 26.04.2021 is extended up to May 31, 2021,” read an order
It is further added that daily some Judicial Officer and officials of the District and Subordinate Judiciary are reported to have tested COVID-19 positive. Therefore, the Judicial Officers of the Subordinate Judiciary have been given liberty to work through virtual mode from their respective official residences.
However, for remand purposes or for meeting any judicial exigency, the District Judge shall prepare a sitting roster for District Judges and Magistrates, the Chief Justice added.
On April 26, the Chief Justice had ordered that filing as well as hearing of cases in both wings High Court as well as in the District and Subordinate Courts and Tribunals shall be conducted through Virtual Mode till May 15 which now has been extended till the end of this month.
In order to decongest the sections/offices/Courts, the Chief Justice had said the officials shall be permitted to function in batches with 50 percent reduction on rotation basis.
Regarding District and Subordinate Courts and Tribunals in Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh, the Chief Justice ordered that entry of litigants, public and clerks of the Advocates into the Court premises from the very outer gate shall be strictly prohibited.
Complete lockdown for 14 days in J&K, doorstep testing, vaccination demanded
J&K Unit of Shiv Sena Balasaheb Thackeray has urged upon the Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha to clamp a complete lockdown for 14 days in J&K along with doorstep testing, vaccination and tracking to break the transmission chain of COVID-19 pandemic.
In a press conference here today, Shiv Sena J&K president, Manish Sahni said that despite the welcome steps like 24/7 control room, availability of medical kit, medicines, oxygen and beds and increasing lockdown, the pandemic is still wreaking havoc.
He said, main reason for COVID spread is ignoring of some basic precautions and there are reports that COVID positive people are moving out for testing and in this way they come in contact with others thereby spreading the pandemic.
“We should not forget that COVID positive people act as super-spreaders,” Sahni said adding that people and the government will have to give more importance to ‘Jaan Hai Toh Jahan Hai’ in letter and spirit.
Shiv Sena Women Wing president, Meenakshi Chhibber; general secretary, Vikas Bakshi and others were also present in the press conference.
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