4-lanning of Sgr-Jammu highway reviewed

Div Com Directs For Speedy Execution Of Work


Islamabad (Anantnag), Feb 7: In order to review the status of four lanning of Srinagar-Jammu highway  in the twin districts of Islamabad (Anantnag) and Pulwama in south Kashmir, an officers meeting was held here today under the chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon. The meeting  among others was attended by Chief Engineer PMGSY, Chief Engineer Beacon, Deputy Commissioners of Islamabad (Anantnag) and Pulwama, an official spokesman said. 
He said Dr Samoon discussed threadbare the matter related to four lanning of the 300- km highway with the senior officers of twin districts and directed them to expedite the execution of work with judicious utilisation of funds so that people in general are benefitted by the project.
District Development Commissioner, Islamabad (Anantnag) apprised the meeting that out of 4087 kanals of land involved in the construction of 4 lane road, 3588 kanals have been acquired and handed over to the concerned agencies thereby recording 88 percent land acquisition in the said project. 
The District Development Commissioner Pulwama informed that out of 2554 Kanals of land involved in the said project, 1859 kanals have been acquired and handed over to the agencies so far.
Both the DDCs assured the Divisional Commissioner that the land to be provided in addition to already allotted land shall be acquired and provided to the agencies by March 15, 2013. The meeting discussed threadbare about the bottlenecks, if any, in the construction of four lane highway and it was resolved that steps would be taken to streamline the execution of the project in a phased manner.
Under PMGSY, a total of 1726 kanals of land has been utilized in the construction of roads at various places in the Islamabad  (Anantnag) district, the meeting was told. Out of 95 disputed land cases, 77 cases have been settled so far for which an amount of Rs. 45 crore have been disbursed among the landholders. Divisional Commissioner instructed the DDCs to settle the remaining 18 cases by April 15 this year and submit a report accordingly.
While reviewing the functioning of PHE department in the Islamabad (Anantnag) district, the SE PHE was asked to ensure availability of drinking water on priority basis in every locality where the water pipes have got damaged due to the ongoing development of roads.
Referring to the issue of Brick Kilns, the Divisional  Commissioner was apprised that out of total no of 77 brick kilns in district  Islamabad (Anantnag) 27 illegal brick kilns have been banned to operate and remaining 50 are functional in view of strict adherence to rules and regulations and fulfilment of legal formalities.
The Divisional Commissioner was also apprised that out of approved outlay of Rs. 10758.68 lakh in the District Plan an amount of Rs. 5504.06 lakh against availability of Rs. 7731.87 lakh has been spent till Jan 31, 2013, thus recording 71 percent of total expenditure during the current financial year.
Dr Samoon urged the revenue authorities of the district to take necessary steps for settlement of tourist towns like Pahalgam and Kokernag on war footing basis so that there is no space left for the illegal grabbing of valuable land.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 7 Feb 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 7 Feb 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 8 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST

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