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Div Com Kashmir reviews progress of Semi Ring Road

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SRINAGAR: The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today chaired a meeting to review the progress of Semi Ring Road, Srinagar, besides NOC clearance for mining, land acquisition for road, tree cutting, clay extraction and other issues.

The meeting was attended by DC Budgam; ADC, Srinagar; ADC, Baramulla; ADC, Pulwama; Director, Geology and Mining, Kashmir; Project Director, NHAI, Srinagar; JD, Geology and Mining, Kashmir; Collector Defense, Budgam; District Mining Officer, Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam and Pulwama; Chief Project Manager, NKC Ltd and other officers.

On the occasion, Div Com directed officers to speed up the clearance of NOCs for mining, processing of documents of tree cutting, identification of soil extraction Land, acquisition of land for Semi Ring Road and handing over it to company and  address objections of land owners, if any, in a week’s time.

He directed DC’s to identify hundred Kanals of land in each district for soil extraction. Besides, he directed them that each halqa patwari should prepare a list of land which could be available for soil extraction.

The meeting was informed that a bulk of 110 Lakh metric ton soil is required of which only 5 lakh metric ton soil has been made available, so for.

He said that in view of volume of work, pendency needs to be cleared and permissions should be granted within stipulated time.

He also enjoined DC’s to appoint nodal officers who would guide concerned officers of NHAI for processing documents for tree cutting.

Div Com directed DC Budgam to address the issue of municipality entry passes for vehicles carrying material for Semi Ring Road as the contractor has projected that instead of paying entry fee every time on the entry of vehicles they would pay in lump sum or installments.

…chairs meeting for introduction of E-rickshaws

The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Pandurang K Pole today chaired a meeting regarding operation of taxi stands from SDA lands at Haft Chinar, Srinagar and introduction of E-rickshaws, here.

The meeting was attended by Additional Commissioner, Kashmir; Commissioner, SMC, Srinagar; ADC, Srinagar; Chief Town Planner; VC, SDA; SSP Traffic; RTO, Kashmir and other officers.

The meeting deliberated over the identification of routes on which E-rickshaws shall ply, operation of the service besides charging stations at terminals.

The meeting was informed that besides E-rickshaw charging stations at route terminals, the vehicle can easily be charged at home by the owner. Besides, the meeting was told that rickshaws shall ply on the routes which usually see less vehicular movement.

Further, the meeting discussed the allotment policy and operation of stands. Moreover, the meeting also discussed regulation of traffic movement to decongest the city by restricting movement through intra and inter district permits.

Meanwhile, Div Com directed concerned officers for a detailed report of bottlenecks on the routes and roads in Srinagar which are creating hurdles for smooth urban mobility.

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