Widen Tranchi Bagh-Pampore road stretch forthwith: Div Com
Kokernag, May 8: The Divisional Commissioner, Dr Asgar Samoon today asked the chief engineer, Beacon to immediately take up road widening work at accident prone site at Tranchi Bagh-Pampore.
He said the step would ease the continuous traffic pressure on the road stretch, an official communiqué said.
Chairing a meeting, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon also reviewed the on-going widening work of Kishtwar-Simthan-Islamabad (Anantnag) (KSA road) NHB-I under the Beacon project.
The participants discussed various issues related to the project, including land acquisition and compensation, shifting of various pipelines of various water supply schemes by PHE department and shifting of electricity poles with HT and LT lines and other utilities to the new realignment thoroughly.
The Divisional Commissioner was informed that so far Rs 36 Crores out of Rs 120 Crores have been spent on compensation to the land acquisition while the remaining process was going on.
The Chief Engineer, PHE told the meeting that Rs.790 lakh had been spent on the installation of new water pipes and shifting of other utilities while work on 40 kilometers out of 45 kilometers had been completed.
The SE, PDD said Rs 2.22 cores out of Rs.2.36 crore had been incurred on installing of new electric polls with shifting of electricity lines. He said so far from Desu-Kaksum to Kokernag on 15 kilometer, the work of shifting of HT lines was clear while on 25.5 kilometer patches, LT lines had been shifted, while the rest of work would be taken as soon as the department would get corridor.
Earlier, the Beacon Officers informed that 40 kilometers out of 72 kilometers from Simthan pass up to Kokernag had been black topped. He said out of Rs.380 lakh, 90 per cent work had been done and bridge was expected to be thrown open for vehicular traffic within one month.
Later, talking with the media persons, Dr Samoon said the Government was keen to give fillip to Srinagar-Jammu Highway on priority not only to curb the traffic jamming, but also to provide employment opportunities to the uneducated youth and easy access to the famous tourists resorts like Achabal, Kokernag and other places.
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