This was stated by Acting Chief Executive Councilor LAHDC Kargil Aga Syed Abass during his visit to hSpangLaa Menamarg for the on-spot inspection of the Snow Clearance work by Project VIJAYAK of BRO from Kargil Side.
He was accompanied by Executive Councilor for Health LAHDC Kargil Mohsin Ali, SDM Drass Barkat Ali Nizami, Head of Office AIR Kargil Onkar Singh, DySP Headquarters Mohammad Aslam Mir, SHO Drass and other district officers.
Syed Abass was briefed by the OC VIJAYAK Major Sumit Shinidae that his team is working hard for the reopening the National Highway as soon as possible and they are trying to open it by 20th of March.
He also briefed that the team is mostly comprised of local workers and experts without whom the work is not possible.
Aga Syed Abass appreciated the efforts of the team of Major Sumit Shindae and particularly the local led by Nazir Ahmad Sheikh who are working hard without the fear of their life and has cleared around 20 Km of the road in three days. He added that the efforts of the local labours should be acknowledged and appreciated so that they can continoue their efforts for ever and others should come forward in this Nobel work.
The team of VIJAYAK is clearing the snow with the help of 4 Dozer, 2 Snow Cutter working regularly back to back and one Dozer and Snow cutter Machines are at standby for backup, along with 30 local labours, 20 army and BRO Jawans, supported by the medical treatment by one Doctor , Nursing Assistance and Ambulance, Major Sumit added.
This year the work on the road is started earlier due to the fair weather and according to Brigadier AK Das the fair weather and less snow during winter will help in opening the 434 Km Long NH1D by the end of march.
On this occasion the local labours complained that they have been working from the last 10 to 20 years and there is no question of raising their salary or making them permanent which hurts their sentiments a lot despite of making such sacrifice and efforts they are nowhere.
People in Kargil are eager for the construction of Zojjila Tunnel which has been announced and even allotted to a Company by the Center Government and are hoping that this long pending dream will come true during this government.