Chief Secretary, B B Vyas on Wednesday reviewed the progress of 4-lane Jammu-Srinagar Highway and the ring road project around Srinagar and Jammu cities.
He asked the DC Ramban and the NHAI to ensure that small issue(s) pending in regard to land acquisition, removal of structures or utility shifting be addressed immediately, an official handout said.
In regard to the ring road project, it was informed that 85% of the land in Jammu for the project has already been handed over to the NHAI and the remaining will be handed over shortly, while as in Srinagar, the process of handing over of State land to the NHAI has already been completed. The process of handing over land other than the State land will be initiated in the next two weeks.
The Chief Secretary asked the NHAI to ensure that the pending compensation amount on account of land acquisition is released to the DCs immediately for timely disbursement to the land owners, an official statement.
The Srinagar city ring road project involves an area of 278 hactares spread over six districts viz Budgam, Baramulla, Bandipora, Ganderbal, Pulwama and Srinagar, while as Jammu city ring road project involves an area of 342 hactares spread over Jammu & Samba districts.
The progress on this prestigious project will again be reviewed by the end of this month.