Rajouri (Jammu and Kashmir), July 5: Narla Bambal, a village in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, received electricity connection and metalled road for the first time since Independence. The last village of Rajouri district is now connected to the rest of the state by road, which was constructed under Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna. Also Read - Again a Politician at the Helm of J&K, New L-G Manoj Sinha to Reach Srinagar Today, Says 'Big Responsibility'

The electricity is now accessible to the people of the village under Deen Dayal Upadhyay scheme. Shahid Iqbal, the district collector of Rajouri, speaking on the same, said, “All the developmental works in these areas can now be done without any problem.” Also Read - Manoj Sinha to be New Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir, President Accepts Murmu's Resignation

“We had heard that our country has been free for 70 years. But we have enslaved for way too long. We have a new life after 70 years, now that we have access to electricity and roads,” said a local about the development in the area. The Kotranka subdivision and Kalkote subdivision of Rajouri district have been connected for the first time after 70 years of independence. Also Read - China Has no Locus Standi to Comment on J&K Reorganisation, India Reiterates on August 5 Anniversary

The village is 115 kilometres from the city of Rajouri. Last month, the Central and State government also constructed ‘pucca houses’ in Rajouri, for those living below poverty line, under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.

This is published unedited from the ANI feed.