Expedite work on Express Highway project: DDC
Islamabad (Anantnag), Nov 21: The District Development Commissioner (DDC), Islamabad (Anantnag), Farooq Ahmad Shah today convened a meeting with the National Highway Authorities regarding the ongoing work on the Express Highway project.
The officials of the RAMCI which is the executing agency in the prestigious project apprised the DDC, about the ongoing work.
“ The work on widening of National Highway from Qazigund to Srinagar is going on smoothly and will be completed within the target period which is by June, 2014,” the officials told the DDC.
They also assured that the work on the 8.4 Kilometer long tunnel at Banihal which will reduce the distance by 15 Kilometers will be accomplished by December, 2015.
The DDC directed the concerned officials to expedite the work and ensure that the existing stretch of road is also maintained.
The Railway officials who were also present in the meeting were directed to ensure that the work on the railway tunnel from Banihal to Qazigund is completed by the set deadline of December, 24 this year only.
“ We hope that the train service will start on the Banihal-Qazigund stretch of railway track by December this year so that people are provided relief during the winter months when the road remains covered with snow,” said DDC. He said that it was his endeavor that all the projects should get completed within the set time frame.
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