A high-level team of National Advisory Committee (NAC) headed by its chairman Shyam Saran, Lt Gen PC Bhardwaj (retd) and Lt Gen Prakash Menon (retd) visited Kargil on Wednesday and held a meeting with Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC), Kargil, and district administration.
During the meeting, the NAC chairman said the reason behind the visit is to recommend to government security and infrastructural development of the border district.
Adviser to the chief minister, Qamar Ali Akhoon said people Kargil had always put themselves on the forefront whenever the nation needed and, in turn, people sought such a response in the development of the district from the government.
He put some demands of the people of Kargil before the committee. The first and foremost demand is improvement in the air connectivity during winter season by AN 32 service, road connectivity by increasing the pace of work on Zojila Tunnel both at Z Morgh and on the main Zojila tunnel from Baltal to Menamarg, diversion of NH1-D from Gumri from the Mushkow side, tunnel from Pandrass to Mushkow, construction of 113 Panikhar Phalgam Road, snow clearance of internal roads during winter season, tunnel on various peaks to cut short the distance, etc.
The meeting was attended by adviser to CM, Qamar Ali Akhoon, chief executive councillor Kacho Ahmad Ali Khan, executive councillor Haji Ghulam Amir Kamran and Syed Kazim Sabere, Kargil deputy commissioner Fida Hussain, SSP Sujit Kumar, chief engineer Vijayak Anil Kumar and other district officers.
The CEC handed over a memorandum on behalf of the people of Kargil to the committee.