‘QAZIGUND-BANIHAL, UDHAMPUR-KATRA RAIL TRACKS TO BE READY BY DEC’
Jammu, Jan 28: The Qazigund-Banihal and Udhampur-Katra railway tracks being laid at an estimated cost of Rs 1722 crore and Rs 928 crore are likely to be completed by December 2012.
This was stated by the Advisor to the Chief Minister, Mubarak Gul while chairing a high level meeting convened to review the progress of land acquisition cases under various state and centrally sponsored mega development schemes.
Gul reviewed district wise progress of several huge projects being executed under PMGSY, CRF, NHAI, Railways, BEACON, BRO, JKPCC, NBCC, R&B, JDA, ERA and took stock of the status of land acquisition cases under these projects. He exhorted upon all the concerned departments to further enhance their coordination level which is imperative for timely completion of all ambitious development projects in the state.
It was informed in the meeting that in Jammu district a compensation of Rs. 12 crore has been disbursed among the affected 9 villages under NHAI road projects while remaining 3 villages would be given the compensation soon.
Besides, the meeting reviewed the status of work on main fly over, 8 laning of road in Rehari, airport expansion, 4th bridge and other projects being executed under PMGSY.
Likewise, Rs.1.26 crore have been distributed among the affected people as compensation for land acquired under PMGSY while a compensation of Rs.42.24 crore has been distributed for land acquired under Udhampur-Katra railway track and Rs.10.7 crore distributed for land acquired under Jammu-Udhampur railway track. It was also revealed in the meeting that Rs.50 crore each for Jammu and Kashmir have also been released under PMGSY.
In Kathua, the compensation has been given to the villagers for the land acquired under both NHAI and PMGSY road projects and the work is in full swing. Besides, the work on land acquisition for 3rd phase of Industrial Growth Centre, Samba is going on fast track while the land acquisition cases under all the PMGSY roads have been cleared and the work is in full swing.
The meeting was informed that a compensation of Rs.58 crore has been given to the people for their land under NHAI roads while Rs.7 crore compensation has been provided under PMGSY roads in Udhampur district. Besides, in Ramban district there are no pending land acquisition cases under PMGSY and NHAI while a compensation of Rs.64.54 crore has been disbursed among the people whose land has been acquired under railway tracks. The work on Degree College Banihal is also in progress. It was also informed that the land acquisition cases under 4 laning of different roads from Lakhanpur to Srinagar have been disposed off and the work on Lakhanpur to Srinagar have been disposed off and the work on Lakhanpur to Jammu has been completed while work on Jammu-Udhampur road is in full swing.
Other issues deliberated upon in the meeting included 200 kanal Bus stand at Paloura, expansion of general Bus Stand Jammu, Chamb Route bus stand, fly over in Jammu and Samba and other ERA and NBCC works.
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