‘Resume work on Peerbagh-Humhama concrete rigid pavement road’

Locals appeal ERA
‘Resume work on Peerbagh-Humhama concrete rigid pavement road’
Construction of concrete road on Peeerbagh-Humhama belt. [File]Source: DIPR

Srinagar: Locals have urged the administration to direct the concerned officials to resume work on all-weather concrete rigid pavement road on the vital Indira Gandhi road from Peerbagh to Humhama Chowk.

A group of local shopkeepers and inhabitants have expressed resentment over sudden halt of work on the project which before few days was going on in full swing.

“Though the ERA has fixed deadline to complete the work on the road in 45 days, but stopping of work for past few days has hampered its progress and timely completion,” they said.

"The work is of utmost importance and needs to be completed within the stipulated time. We urge authorities to resume the work on this project forthwith," said a group of locals.

To mention Chief Executive Officer, Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (JKERA), Syed Abid Rasheed Shah had recently inspected the pace of progress on all-weather Concrete Rigid Pavement being raised at the vital Indira Gandhi road from Peerbagh to Humhama Chowk and issued directions for double shift work.

The officials informed that this 1.491 km long road stretch is being upgraded with the objective of making the flood-vulnerable portions of Indira Gandhi road resilient to floods by using the rigid concrete pavement technology. The conventional flexible pavement is more susceptible to damages during winters due to waterlogging, they added.

The officials said the road portion has been strengthened with laying of three layers comprising GSB (Granular sub-Base), DLC (Dry Lean Concrete) and the final layer of PQC (Pavement Quality Concrete).

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