MLA Doda calls on Defence Minister, seeks early start of Bhagwah-Lal Draman Defence Road | KNO

MLA Doda calls on Defence Minister, seeks early start of Bhagwah-Lal Draman Defence Road | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

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In order to fulfill long pending demands of people related to development of road infrastructure in rural areas of Doda constituency which remained a major concerned for the people, MLA Doda Shakti Raj Parihar today called on Defense Minister and MOS Defense related to Bhagwah-Lal Draman Defence road in New Delhi. MLA Doda Shakti Raj Parihar early this morning called on Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman and demanded priority in construction of Bhagwah-Lal Draman (Defece Road) road and Special Recruitment in Army for youth of his constituency.He explained the importance of this road to Defence minister which would provide job opportunities to more than two thousand skilled and unskilled lebourars of this area and also help them in raising their economic conditions this remote area.The 39 kilometer road which would connect Bhagwah to Lal Draman (tourist spot) and Masla to Dushnan is of around Rs 200 Crore project under the annual work plane of Boarder Road Organization (BRO) and they have already deposited Rs 25 crore to district administration for the land acquisition and forest clearance.MLA Doda Shakti Raj Parihar in his memorandum to the Defence Minister has mentioned this road as crucial project in providing connectivity to remote areas of Dessa which remained hot belt of militancy and insurgency in two decades. He also urged the minister to take up this road project on priority by keeping social, economic and security of the area in mind.MLA, Doda said that with construction of this road, many new places of tourism would come up in the map of tourism and people will attract to these virgin places. MLA, Doda also demanded special recruitment of army in the area so that educated unemployed get chance to serve in defence forces especially in Army. He also raised several other issues related to security and upliftment of the area.Meanwhile, MLA Doda also met with Subhash Ramrao Bhamre Minister of State in the Ministry of Defence with simmer issues.“Both the Ministers showed serious concerned over the issues and they assured that they will help us in every possible manner in the project. They have also assured us of special army recruitment for educated unemployed youth in Doda.” MLA told media after meeting with union ministers.