Masood seeks speedy completion of Rathua Bridge, other projects

Our Correspondent

The AJK President Sardar Masood Khan while stressing the need for early completion of Rathua Haryam Bridge as well as the Mirpur water supply and sewerage project has called upon the concerned federal government agencies and the Azad Kashmir departments to remove hurdles in the way of both the projects.

He was speaking after receiving a Special Audit Report for Audit Year 2019-20 and a briefing given to him by the Physical Planning and Housing (PPH) department on various projects at Airwan-e-Sadr in Muzaffarabad.

State President said that Rathua Haryam Bridge and Mirpur Water Supply and Sewerage Projects were Federal Government’s projects that were to be completed with the Mangla Dam Extension Project, but unfortunately both the projects left halfway since long.

Highlighting the importance of Rathua Haryam Bridge, AJK President said the completion of this bridge would significantly reduce the journey time between Mirpur, Islamgarh, Chakswani, and Dudial, but the people of these areas are still yearning for the facility because of the non-completion of this important project.

He added that the construction of the bridge would not only promote trade and tourism through Mirpur-Islamgarh highway but would also link different parts of the liberated territory with the Mirpur city.

Sardar Masood Khan said that completion of Rathua Haryam Bridge and Mirpur water supply and sewerage projects was also an old demand of Kashmiri expatriates living in the UK and other countries and we hope that the concerned AJK departments and the federal government agencies would fulfill this demand.