Additional Deputy Commissioner Anantnag, Ghulam Hassan Sheikh, today chaired an officers' meeting to review the progress of 4-laning of highway stretch, falling within the territorial jurisdictions of district Anantnag.
He laid emphasis on the timely completion of the target before the deadline as the Prime Minister is himself monitoring the progress of the project.
The meeting was attended by concerned officers who were directed to strictly adhere to the High Court directions regarding extraction of river-bed materials.
Teams of officers under the supervision of concerned Tehsildars were constituted to identify the spots where the extraction of the material for the highway can be made. Besides, they were directed to devise a modus operandi for regulating the river-bed material extraction in the nallahs.
The RAMKY officers were asked to make available the list of contractors along with registration numbers of the vehicles especially tippers being employed by them for drudging/extraction of the river-bed material.
They were told to engage local manpower, wherever necessary, and preference be given to the manual extraction over the mechanical one so that the local resistance, if any, is addressed primarily.