CIVIL ADMINISTRATION DELAYING CLEARANCE OF PROJECTS: NORTHERN RAILWAYS
MODERNIZATION OF JAMMU RAILWAY STATION
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Jammu, July 31: The Northern Railways has claimed that the delay in modernization work of Jammu Railway Station, where around 1.55 Crores passengers have visited during the last one year, was due to the civil administration which has failed to give clearance to various projects.
Divisional Manager Northern Railways Jammu and Kashmir filed affidavit in response to a direction passed by Division Bench of the State High Court in a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking modernization of the Jammu Railway Station.
In his affidavit the DM has put the ball in the court of civil administration saying that the modernization work of the railway station could not be undertaken in time frame manner due to various restrictions put by civil administrations involving different agencies.
Regarding the multifunctional complex, the DM submitted that the project conceived by Rail Land Development Authority having modern facilities hotel stay, malls, conference area, multi-storey parking, banks/ ATMs has also been put on hold by Divisional Commissioner. He claimed that despite several meetings the project has not received clearance from the civil administration.
The Divisional Commissioner, in his affidavit, said that the the number of visited at Jammu Railway Station as passengers or otherwise during the period from April 1, 2010 to March 2011 was 1.55 Crores (both inward and outward).
Regarding the parking place at Jammu Railway Station for use of Passengers, visitors and Railway Staff is private parking area/railway staff 3900 sq mt, Taxi/Matador/Auto Rickshaw parking area is 5100 sq mt, he added.
The convenient parking area near reservation complex for aged, physically challenged passengers have to be shifted to the main parking area due to security threats, he claimed.
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