New Toll Plaza at Lakhanpur to be commissioned 15 days: Rather

Jammu, Nov 21: - Announcing that the ambitious Rs. 49 crore New Toll Plaza at Lakhanpur would be commissioned within 15 days, the Minister for Finance and Ladakh Affairs, Abdul Rahim Rather today said construction of the plaza is another milestone of the present government towards infrastructural development for making J&K a model state in the country.
 During his inspection to the New Toll Plaza at Lakhanpur along with senior functionaries of the government,. Rather said that the plaza would go a long way in curtailing frequent jams due to massive vehicular movement at the Lakhanpur, the Gate way to J&K, besides providing modern facilities to the transporters, commuters and traders coming and going outside the state. It will also improve working conditions for the field staff of the Excise and Commercial Taxes Departments besides minimizing smoke and dust pollution.
 He said provision of improved facilities and comfort to the people as well as employees in all spheres of life is the prime concern of the government. He asked the officers to ensure judicious use of funds and quality material for various works without any compromise. 
 After inspection of the Toll Plaza, Rather also chaired a high level meeting and took a broad review of the latest status of works on the Toll Plaza, after which he gave final touches to the programme for its inauguration. He directed the engineers of PHE and Power Departments to restore water and power supply to the whole complex upto 30th November this month positively so that the inauguration of the Toll Plaza is ensured anytime during the first week of the next month. He also directed the Deputy Commissioner, Kathua and DC Excise, Lakhanpur Toll Post to process the case for acquisition of additional 108 kanal of land from the Northern Railways for further expansion of the Toll Plaza. He also directed the concerned officers to take advanced measures to ensure protection of the Toll Plaza due to excavation in the Ravi River adding that availability of funds for this purpose, will not be any constraint.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 21 Nov 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 21 Nov 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:00:00 IST

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