At high-level meeting in Delhi, Governor reviews J&K road, water projects

A high-level meeting was Tuesday held here under the chairmanship of Jammu and Kashmir governor Satya Pal Malik to review progress on several important road and water projects in the state.

Nitin Gadkari, union minister for road transport and highways and Jitendera Singh, minister of state in the Prime Minister’s office, participated in the meeting, while J&K chief secretary BVR Subrahmanyam, union secretary, ministry of water resources; managing director, NHIDCL; principal resident commissioner J&K; commissioner (Indus) and other senior officers from the ministry of road transport and highways and the ministry of water resources were present.

“The meeting reviewed the progress of various ongoing projects of MoRTH and ministry of water resources in Jammu and Kashmir. It was informed that Rs 5850.00 crore Ujh multipurpose project has already been approved by the CEC and ministry of water resources, which was requested to get the PIB approval expeditiously so that the above-mentioned project could start within this month,” an official spokesman said in a statement.

“Similarly, the meeting discussed the status of approvals on Chenani-Sudhmahadev road and Jammu-Akhnoor road. It was mentioned that more than 90 percent of land for both stands handed over to NHIDCL. NHIDCL assured that the work on these two roads will be taken up this month. The meeting also discussed various issues relating to the implementation of prestigious Jammu and Srinagar ring roads, Zojila and Z-Morh tunnels and took decisions for their speedy implementation, in the overall interest of the state,” the statement read.