BANDIPORA : As part of the public outreach programme, the Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Shakeel Ul Rehman Rather visited SK Payeen village to interact with the local community and inspect the progress of the ongoing works of the Non Motorable Wullar Walkway.
Accompanied by senior officials from the district administration and other departments, the DC held a detailed conversation with villagers, understanding their concerns and aspirations for the future of their village.
The interaction covered a range of topics, including agriculture, irrigation facilities to agricultural land, healthcare, education, water sports, cleanliness of Wular Lake, and the potential of tourism development in the region.
The DC assured the villagers of the commitment of district administration to address their issues and work towards the overall development of the area.
Meanwhile, the DC visited the site of the under-construction Non Motorable Wular Walkway, a project aimed at boosting tourism and creating recreational opportunities for locals and visitors alike.
It was given out that the 3.2 km walkway, once completed, will offer stunning views of the Wular Lake, the largest freshwater lake in India.
The concerned further informed that the project comprises tile path, cycle track, and green leisure besides two parking slots at an allotted cost of Rs. 18.76 crore.
During the inspection, the DC emphasized the importance of maintaining quality standards and adhering to the project timeline. He directed the officials concerned to expedite the construction process and ensure timely completion of the walkway.
Among others, the DC was accompanied by ADC Bandipora Umar Shafi, CEO WMDA, G M Bhat, ACP Muzaffar Ahmad and Tehsildar Bandipora besides other concerned Officers.