Bridges bridge economic gaps: Omar
‘Stresses on dependable connectivity’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Feb 13: Underscoring the importance of connectivity in economic development, CM, Omar Abdullah Monday asked the J&K Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) to make time-bound completion of works and maintenance of quality standard of its functioning.
“Most prestigious work of construction of bridges in the State has been entrusted to JKPCC”, he said, adding that bridges play an important role in creating a dependable communication system and bridging the economic gaps in remote and far-flung areas.
The Chief Minister asked the JKPCC to come up to the expectations of the people and accomplish the task entrusted to it in professional manner ensuring quality and timeline completion of projects.
Chairing the 86th Board of Directors meeting of JKPCC, Omar said that the major bridges under execution in the State through JKPCC in different areas are of greater significance to connect various areas with main highways and provide ample opportunity to the people to generate wide-ranging economic activities.The CM said that road communication has been flagged as one of the five important concerns by his Government and focused attention is on the construction and upgradation of road communication system in the State, an official statement said.
The meeting discussed matters relating to the action taken on decisions of the previous Board of Directors meeting, skill upgradation of work force in JKPCC, improvement of quality management grid in JKPCC and physical achievements registered. The Chief Minister laid stress on skill development and improvement of productivity of the work force in JKPCC. He also directed for establishment of quality control labs on all major projects being executed by JKPCC in the State.
In a PowerPoint presentation Managing Director, JKPCC, Madan Gupta informed the meeting that 12 important bridges including Shadipora, Khansahib, Hafroo, Baliharan, Zuhama, Punzgam, Muradpur and Naraian (Rajouri), Nagrota, Kathar, Ramnagar on Khu Nallah and Khagot Nallah have been completed this year so far while Kapran bridge at Islamabad (Anantnag), Paribal bridge at Hajjan in Bandipora and Mujgund bridge in Srinagar are being completed by the end of current financial year.
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