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JK Govt seeks Army cooperation in construction of airstrip

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The has sought cooperation of the Army in removing bottlenecks in the construction of an airstrip in the picturesque Kishtwar district, an official spokesman said today.

State Chief Secretary B B Vyas took up the matter with Army officers concerned during a visit to the proposed airstrip in Kishtwar, the spokesman said.

Byas sought Armys cooperation in getting issues resolved at the earliest so that the much-needed airstrip could be made operational.

The chief secretary said was keen to make the airstrip functional at the earliest for the convenience of the people as also to increase the tourist footfall in the area.

Vyas was in Kishtwar yesterday to take stock of the progress of developmental works on the ground.

Expressing concern over the sluggish pace of fund utilisation, the chief secretary asked officers to access resources available for developmental works and make optimum and judicious use of the same to build requisite public infrastructure in the area.

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 14:00 IST