Progress on Jammu-Akhnoor National Highway reviewed

Divisional Commissioner, Sanjeev Verma, Friday held a meeting to review the progress on Jammu-Akhnoor National Highway project.

It was informed in the meeting that Jammu-Akhnoor National Highway project has two phases. “In the first phase, 5.2 kilometre-long flyover, starting from Canal Head to Muthi will be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 273 crore and will be completed by Feb 2021. Similarly, in second phase, a four-lane highway will be constructed from Muthi to Akhnoor at an estimated cost of Rs 194 crore by July 2021,” the meeting was told.

It was informed by the liaison officers from NHIDCL that around 90 percent of land adjoining four-lane project has been cleared and handed over to them.

Regarding felling of trees, the concerned officers informed that out of 1539 trees only 375 are left, which will be cut off soon.

Issues related to pending structures, land possession, compensations, shifting of towers and other allied matters were also discussed in the meeting. Emphasizing on adherence to quality specification and timely completion of the projects, the Div Com directed the concerned departments to work in synergy and ensure regular monitoring of the works.