Government orders macadamization of all roads in Rajouri

Use technical expertise to achieve better results: Naeem Akhtar

Srinagar, Publish Date: Jul 18 2017 1:25AM | Updated Date: Jul 18 2017 1:25AM
Government orders macadamization of all roads in Rajouri

Minister for Public Works (R&B) Naeem Akhtar today asked the concerned to use their technical skills for achieving better results with less resource.

Speaking at a meeting to review the status of works undertaken by the department in district Rajouri, the minister said state engineers need to bring in the elements of engineering that they have read in their books.

He said, by proper utilization of their technical expertise they could satisfy large population with fewer resources.

Minister for Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs (FCS&CA) and Information Department, Choudhary Zulfkar Ali, who was also present in the meeting, asked the concerned to macadamize major roads in Rajouri.

He also sought update on construction of Budhal-Shopian road. The minister was informed that tenders for consultancy have been floated in this regard. 

Naeem Akhtar urged to start work on the project should at an earliest as the Chief Minister herself has desired for expediting work on it.

Apprising the meeting with the roads situation in the district, Zulfkar Ali said in an era where roads are must for connectivity, the district has three major roads Rajouri-Darhal road, Choudharynar-Doodaj-Proori road and Thudhi-Kdedhara Panihad and all three are in dilapidated state.

The minister requested for early macadamization of the roads so that commuters do not face any kind of difficulties.

Taking cognizance of the issue, Naeem Akhtar issued on spot instruction for early macadamization of these roads.

The minister also issued directions to get various developmental projects held in courts vacated at an earliest. Naeem Akhtar said the need of the hour is to take personal interest in the public works so that the desired results are achieved.

He emphasized upon the concerned to list all the cases that are lingering in courts for small things, seek legal help and immediately get them vacated so that work on these pending projects could be started soon and people could avail benefit from such works.

To maintain quality in all developmental works, the minister said regular monitoring is a must.

The meeting decided to complete the work on Raitalal Kandi bridge at Ans Nallah this year, besides, Rs 50 lakh were decided to be released to Jammu and Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC) for the construction work of approach road of Ujhan bridge in this district.

Zulfkar Ali informed that the Forest Department has agreed to do the construction work of way side amenities on Koteranka Khawas road.

Naeem Akhter also suggested for taking up the development of parking place in DIET complex in Rajouri on Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode.

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