SRINAGAR, MAY 14Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Social Welfare, Health & Medical Education, Asiea Naqash today laid the foundation stone of two-foot bridges in the Hazratbal constituency.

The footbridges will be constructed at Shanapora over Tailbal Nallah, at an estimated cost of Rs 5.5 crore.

Addressing the gathering, the Minister said that once completed the bridges will increase the connectivity in the area, adding they will provide an easy passage for the residents of Shanpora, Mulfaq and other encompassing villages in order to reach main Shalla-Naseem road.

She also said that in the future more such bridges will be constructed in Hazratbal constituency to improve the connectivity.

The Minister also conducted an extensive tour of Hazratbal constituency and reviewed the progress of the ongoing beautification project of the Hazratbal shrine.  She asked the concerned to expedite work on Rs 45crore beautification project so that it gets completed within the stipulated period of time.

Asiea also took the stock of sanitation block and parking lot which is to be constructed in the area.

The Minister also met various delegations and gave them a patient hearing. She told them that all their grievances would be addressed in a time-bound manner.

The Minister was accompanied by Hashmat Qazi, Superintending Engineer, Power Development Department, Assistant Director Tourism, MD JKPCC, GM Housing and Sameer, INTACH