STATE TIMES NEWS KARGIL: Advisor to Governor K.K Sharma during his four day visit of Ladakh Division took stock of the developmental scenario in Kargil district here on Friday. The Advisor held separate meetings with the public representatives, civil administration. He held a meeting with the Chairman and Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Kargil Feroz Ahmed Khan wherein several issues pertaining to the development of Kargil District were discussed in detail. Executive Councillor for Works Aga Syed Abbass, Executive Councillor for Zanskar Affairs Er Phunsog Tashi and Chief Engineer PDD/PDC Ladakh Ajaz Ahmed Dar were also present in the meeting. A detailed discussion was held on several issues like the grant of one time additional funds to clear the liabilities on account of land compensation cases related to different developmental activities in the district, funds for maintenance of Kargil Zanskar National Highway 301, funding for projects of Urban Development, evacuation of Army from lower Kurbathang Plateau and funds for clearance of the pending wages of casual labourers, issues with regard to Srinagar Leh Transmission Line and other related issues. The CEC Kargil sought the intervention of the Advisor for expediting the start of work on the construction of Zojila tunnel, release of funds to complete the remaining works on the construction of Council Secretariat Kargil and filling up of vacant posts of HODs in various departments in the district. The Advisor also directed officers to maintain close liaison with the people for timely redressal of their issues. Earlier, the Advisor paid rich tributes to the martyrs of Kargil War by laying wreath at the Drass War Memorial constructed in the memory of the soldiers and officers of Indian Army who made supreme sacrifices during the Kargil War. On the occasion, the Advisor was briefed about the achievements of the Armed Forces during the Kargil War. The Advisor appreciated the efforts of the Army for constructing this war memorial. He also wrote his message on the visitor’s book.
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