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Div Com inspects work progress on Ring Road Project

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Asks NHAI to set weekly, monthly targets

JAMMU, MARCH 02: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today conducted an extensive tour of Sarore, Bishnah area and inspected progress of work on Ring Road Project.

He was accompanied by Regional Officer, NHAI, Hem Raj; Sub Divisional Magistrate South, Sri Kant Suse; Tehsildar Bishnah, Raman Kumar, besides officials of Engineering wing of NHAI and other concerned officers.

During the tour, the Div Com visited various locations including, Raya Morh the starting point of the Ring Road, Sarore, Bishnah, Miran Sahib and other work sites and inquired about the progress of work there. He instructed the NHAI to set weekly, monthly targets by formulating work plans for the same.

The NHAI officials briefed the Div Com about the present status of work on prestigious road project and also informed about future work plan. It was informed that the work is in progress on various phases of the Project.

It is pertinent to mention here that, 58.25 KM, 4 lane Ring Road  will start from Raya Morh of Jammu-Pathankot National Highway in Samba district and connect with Jagti on the Jammu Udhampur National Highway. There will be 8 large bridges, 6 flyovers, 2 tunnels and 4 Viaducts on the route.

Meanwhile, the Div Com also reviewed the progress of land acquisition for the ring road and disbursement of compensation among the land owners.   It was informed that land acquisition has almost been completed, while disbursement of balance compensation amount is in progress. The Div Com directed concerned officers to expedite the disbursement of compensation to provide the owners their due for the acquired land.

The Div Com directed the NHAI officers to expedite the pace of work and emphasized on early completion of the road construction work. He also set targets for completing the various stretches of the Ring Road Project. He further asked the concerned officers to engage more men and machinery to speed up the work progress.

Later, the Divisional Commissioner chaired a meeting with railway authorities and reviewed the progress on land acquisition cases of Udhampur-Srinagar -Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) Project.

The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer Northern Railway (USBRL), and other concerned officers, while Deputy Commissioner Ramban and Reasi along with other concerned officers attended the meeting through video conferencing.

A threadbare discussion was held on various land issues related to the projects. The Div Com sought details of land acquisition cases, structure removal cases, tree cutting and disbursement of compensation in Reasi and Ramban districts. The DC Reasi and Ramban informed about the progress on each case, status of tree felling and other issues.

The Div Com directed district administration Reasi and Ramban for resolving the land acquisition cases, structure removal and disbursement of compensation to the beneficiaries and other bottleneck for smooth execution of work on prestigious railway project for its timely completion.

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