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29-member parliamentary committee to visit J&K

The committee headed by MP Mohammad Saleem visited Boat Colony at Bemina and Town hall in Kunzer.

india Updated: Jun 01, 2006 15:19 IST

A 29-member standing committee of Parliamentarians on urban development along with officials from Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Secretariat are on a two-day visit to Kashmir Valley.

The committee headed by MP Mohammad Saleem visited Boat Colony at Bemina and Town hall in Kunzer and took stock of various works under execution in these areas.

During the visit to Kunzer, the committee was informed that under Integrated Development of Small and Medium Town Scheme (IDSMT), the project of Kunzer was sanctioned at an estimated cost of Rs 82.44 lakhs with different components including construction of shops, matador stands, street lighting and development of park.

Under VAMBAY scheme, there are 25 sanctioned units with a cost of Rs 11.25 lakh. All these dwelling units have been completed and the beneficiaries are living inside these units.

Speaking on the occasion, Saleem appreciated the concern for creating durable community assets which he said are also eco-friendly.

During the visit to Bemina, the inhabitants made some demands, which include regularity in drinking water supply, improvement in electricity and drainage system.

About 442 families are presently putting up in the colony who were extended financial assistance for construction of their dwelling units.

The chairman of the Parliamentary standing committee assured them that their genuine demands would be attended to in a phased manner.