EMPLOY LOCALS IN CENTRAL PROJECTS: CM
Approves 4-lane Sanatnagar, Bemina crossing flyover
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Aug 18: The chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today asked the central departments executing projects in J&K to employ maximum skilled and unskilled locals.
The state’s concern is to provide jobs to youth and these departments have a role to play, he said adding the JK had trained and capable youth to undertake technical and non-technical assignments efficiently.
Reviewing the progress on four-laning of Srinagar-Jammu-Lakhanpur Highway at a meeting here, he said; “I will take up with the Union Minister of Surface Transport the issue of engaging maximum locals in the execution of the project.” He said adding the good offices of Dr Farooq Abdullah and Ghulam Nabi Azad would be utilized in this regard.
He asked the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) to engagement of locals in the project.
He said the NH-1A project forming the part of North-South Corridor NHDP Phase-II had a great significance for the economy of J&K.
Omar constituted a committee to ensure disbursement of payment to land owners within six months’ so that the land was acquired for the construction of road and bridges.
He approved Rs 62.07-crore four lane flyover at Sanatnagar juncture, Rs 31.65-crore four lane flyover at Bemina crossing and Rs 3.60-crore overhead pedestrian bridge on national highway bypass near JVMC, Bemina.
Project Director, NHAI, said the work was in progress on the construction of 114 km involving Rs. 592 crores in sectors of Lakhanpur to Jammu including 15 kms of Jammu Bypass and 17.80 km of Srinagar Bypass. He said the balance work between Jammu to Srinagar is proposed in six Bot (Annuity) packages.
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