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LG Mathur inaugurates ARTO Office at Kargil

Stresses for better delivery of public services, zero pendency of cases; Interacts with locals at Handurman border village

KARGIL, JULY 05, 2021: On the second day of his Kargil visit, Lieutenant Governor Ladakh Radha Krishna Mathur inaugurated the new Assistant Regional Transport Office Kargil at Kurbathang here today.

The building completed at a cost of Rs 145.31 lacs has come up with several sections including the token section, learners’ license section, registration section, service room and meeting hall.

Deputy Commissioner and CEO, LAHDC, Kargil Santosh Sukhadeve, Additional Deputy Commissioner Kargil Tsering Motup, Additional SP Kargil Iftikhar Talib Choudhary, Assistant Regional Transport Officer Khadim Hussain, and other concerned officers were present on the occasion.

While congratulating the ARTO Kargil for coming up of the new office building, LG Mathur expressed optimism that the public will get better services in terms of vehicles registration, issuance of licenses, and other related services.

The LG stressed that public service should be the prime objective of the ARTO Office, and it should be duly ensured that people are extended services as per their demand and no pendency remains in clearance of cases.

LG Mathur also visited the Circuit House at Baroo where the officers of the Public Works Department and concerned architects apprised him about the proposed site plan for construction and up gradation of the existing Circuit House into Raj Niwas.

The LG directed the Deputy Commissioner Kargil to prepare estimates of the project and submit the same for approval.

The Lieutenant Governor also visited the Trespone Valley Resort, and directed the officers of Civil Administration to explore tourism and adventure activities like river rafting, boating, rock climbing and starting of trekking routes and winter sports in the area.

Earlier, LG Mathur visited border village Handurman where he interacted with the locals of the area to know about their issues, grievances and developmental needs.

The locals projected demands which mainly included the establishment of lift irrigation system, widening and up gradation of Kargil Handurman Brok road, provision of mobile telecom connectivity and other related demands.

The LG gave a patient hearing to all issues and concerns raised by the inhabitants, and assured them of considering all issues for suitable follow-up.

To deal with the problem of water scarcity in the area, the Lieutenant Governor while suggesting the need for sprinkle irrigation directed the Deputy Commissioner Kargil to prepare proposals to introduce the same in the area on experimental basis.

Meanwhile, the LG also visited the Munshi Aziz Bhat Museum of Central Asian Trade and Kargili Artefacts and appreciated the museum owners for the rich and impressive collection of artefacts.

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