Srinagar, June 10: Chief Executive Officer, Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (JKERA), Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, on Thursday inspected the pace of progress on all-weather concrete Rigid Pavement being raised at the vital Indira Gandhi road from Peerbagh to Humhama Chowk.
He asked the executing agencies to work in double shift for completion of the work on the sub-project, being executed under the World Bank-funded Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project (JTFRP), within next 45 days.
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 water logging, 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).
Notably, this is for the first time that rigid concrete pavement technology is being used at a large-scale for up gradation of roads in Jammu and Kashmir, an official spokesman said.