Minister of state in prime minister's office Jitendra Singh has allocated an amount of `34,24,584 from his MPLAD fund for upgradation of railway stations and platforms at Udhampur, Kathua and Ram Nagar.
The amount will be spent on building 30 stainless steel benches and four stainless steel platform shelters at the Kathua railway station, 50 stainless steel benches and four stainless steel platform shelters at the Udhampur railway station and six RCC benches and two stainless steel platform shelters at the smaller railway station of Ram Nagar, respectively. This is in addition to the MPLAD fund allocations already made from the first installment of `2.5 crore, which stands fully disbursed.
Singh has adopted four villages for development as "model villages," out of which three villages of Sangwali-Hira Nagar, Humbal-Doda and Bhattan-Kishtwar have been adopted under "Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana" while the fourth village of Saddal in Udhampur district, which was ravaged by floods last year, is planned to be fully developed as "smart village" by the middle of next year.
Singh had from his MPLAD funds, announced laparoscopic surgery equipment and digital X-ray machine for Reasi District Hospital, X-ray machine for Arnas, flood relief for Dera-Bhabar-Brahmna Panchayat in Reasi, tube-wells in Kandi and house repairs in Bhaderwah.
Singh has got sanctioned some major projects in the constituency which include Keediyan-Gandyal bridge in Kathua, Juthana bridge in Kandi-Billawar, Bio-tech Park at Gaati, Kathua, Shapur-Kandi project in Kathua, double-hike in salary of SPOs and VDCs, upgradation of Kendriya Vidyalaya at Chenani, proposal for new Kendriya Vidyalayas at Reasi and Doda-Bhaderwah constituencies, 15 new FM radio channels for Kathua-Bhaderwah in Jammu, computers and laboratories for schools in peripheral areas, installation of high power digital radio transmitter at Jammu and IIT at Jammu.