To combat the situation arising due to recent snowfall in valley and to clear the major roads of snow, the Minister for Public Works Department, Mohammad Altaf Bukhari convened a high level meeting of concerned officers at Banquet Hall Srinagar today.
The Minister was informed that snow has been cleared from all major and link roads of valley which have been completely restored for traffic.
Reviewing the functioning of PWD, the Minister was informed through a power point presentation that the department has taken up 1735 development works in hand under state sector at an estimated cost of Rs 373.54 crore out of which Rs 151.50 crore have been released so far.
An amount of Rs 128.03 crore have been expended on these projects upto ending February 2015. These works include construction of 688 roads and 230 bridges under state sector and 718 works were taken up under NABARD besides 99 other works in the state during current fiscal.
The Minister also reviewed the progress of works under PMGSY and Mechanical Engineering through Power point Presentation. He urged the officers to speed up the work on these developmental works so that people get benefitted. He also directed the concerned to ensure use of quality material in developmental projects and redouble efforts for completing the projects within the target time frame.
Bukhari directed the officers of the department not to leave their headquarters without prior permission and be prompt in service delivery.