Muzaffar Beigh led delegation calls on Defence Minister

Muzaffar Beigh

A delegation led by Member Parliament Muzaffar Hussain Beigh on Friday met Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman to follow up on the issue of construction of Sadhna tunnel on Kupwara-Karnah road which was earlier raised by the Chief Minister with Defence Minister.

MP Nazir Ahmad Laway, Mir Fayaz, MLA Raja Manzoor, MLC Javid Mirchal were part of the delegation. The legislators apprised the minister about the problems faced by the people of Kupwara, especially Karnah, as the road to Karnah remains closed for more than six months owing to heavy snowfall.

The delegation said construction of the tunnel at Sadhna would make the road an all-weather link and help save the lives of the people, also apprising the Defence Minister that ten civilians and a border roads organisation (BRO) officer were killed earlier this year in an avalanche at Sadhna top.

The Defence Minister told the delegation that Chef Minister has already raised the issue with her, and assured that their demands will be looked into.