New Tankipora Bridge to be made operational soon: DC Srinagar
SRINAGAR: The Deputy Commissioner (DC), Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Thursday undertook a visit to different City areas to oversee the progress of works being carried out on several major developmental projects including ongoing construction works on Tankipora Bridge and Dalgate Bridge.
He also visited the Habak Hazratbal area to inspect the site for the construction of a High School building and playground for local youth.
The Deputy Commissioner also visited Industrial Estate Bagh-i-Ali Mardan Khan to listen to the issues of the Unit Holders operating there.
While inspecting the progress of work being executed on Rs 7.42 crore project for the construction of the second span of the Tankipora bridge adjacent to the DC Office Complex, Srinagar, the Deputy Commissioner was apprised that about 90 percent of work on the bridge has been completed so far and work is going on in full swing.
On the occasion, the DC asked the concerned executing agency to accelerate the pace of work by employing more men and machinery and completing the construction work on the bridge by the first week of December 2023.
Similarly, the Deputy Commissioner visited the Dalgate area and took onsite inspection of the works undertaken for the construction of the New Dalgate Bridge near Badyari Chowk being carried out at an estimated cost of Rs 4.74 Crore.
On the occasion, the DC was apprised that work is going at full pace and over 60 percent of foundation-level works have been completed with an expenditure of 2.0 Cr. He was also informed that widening the curve on Badyari Chowk towards Boulevard has been incorporated under the project which will ensure the decongestion of the traffic flow along the Boulevard axis.
The DC asked the Officers and concerned executing agency to speed up the pace of work on the vital project of the Dalgate Bridge by employing additional men and machinery so that traffic flow is smoothly regulated in the area. He was informed that by March 2024 the bridge will be thrown open for vehicular movement.
The Deputy Commissioner also undertook a visit to the Habak Hazratbal area of the District to have spot inspection of the site identified for the construction of the Government High School building at a cost of ₹3.26 crores.
The DC also held an interaction with the local youth who demanded the development of a playground for the youth of the area. The deputy commissioner was accompanied by VC Lakes Conservation and Management Authority Mr Bashir Bhat who promptly intervened to resolve public issues.
Later, the Deputy Commissioner visited Industrial Estate Bagh-i-Ali Mardan Khan spread over 147 kanals of land as many as 121 industrial Units. During the visit, the DC inspected several Industrial Units and took stock of their functioning.
On the occasion, the DC conducted an interaction session with the Unit Holders of the Industrial Estate during which the Unit holder put forth different issues before him. The DC listened to the issues patiently and gave spot instructions to concerned Departments for their early redressal.
During the visit, the Deputy Commissioner was accompanied by the General Manager of DIC, Superintending Engineers of R&B, Chief Planning Officer Srinagar, Tehsildar Eidgah, Tehsildar North and others concerned.