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Bridges bring people closer, connect hearts and minds: Mehbooba

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, Minister for PWD, Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat and former Minister and MLA, Choudhary Sukhnandan also addressed the gathering.
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Jammu | Posted : Apr 20 2017 2:28AM | Updated: Apr 20 2017 2:08AM
Bridges bring people closer, connect hearts and minds: Mehbooba
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Bridges not only connect areas but bring people closer to each other in terms of cultures, emotions and needs, J&K Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said on Wednesday.

Inaugurating a bridge here, Mehbooba said her government has embarked on an ambitious connectivity plan for J&K “but our main objective is to connect hearts and minds so that people of one region feel the pain of people of the other region and one area shares its joys and sorrows with the other.” Mehbooba inaugurated the 300-m pre-stressed concrete double-lane bridge over Nikki Tawi here.

Built at a cost of Rs 30 crore, the bridge would connect a population of 60,000 with the main city and the work has been completed in 13 months. Mehbooba said her Government has planned the development of Jammu city “befitting its historicity and antiquity.” “Soon, the Bikram Chowk flyover would be thrown open, giving commuters a big relief.”

The Chief Minister said she has given categorical directions that the developmental projects should not be spilt over in terms of costs or timeline. The Chief Minister complimented citizens of Jammu for “having maintained peace and harmony among various sections of the society.” She, however, cautioned people against the “nefarious designs of some negative elements” who intend to “spread canard and hatred” in the society. She appealed to people to maintain amity. 

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh, Minister for PWD, Naeem Akhtar, Minister for Health & Medical Education, Bali Bhagat and former Minister and MLA, Choudhary Sukhnandan also addressed the gathering.