50 bridges to be completed in Kashmir during next 2 months: Veeri

SRINAGAR, DECEMBER 13: In order to enhance connectivity of different habitations in Kashmir, Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri today said that 50 bridges will be completed in next two months in the Valley.

Mr Veeri was speaking at a meeting convened to review the progress of R&B and Mechanical Engineering wings of the department here today.

The Minister impressed upon the officials to speed up the works particularly those which are in the last stage of completion. He said it will provide relief and succor to the people in terms of connectivity particularly in the far flung areas.

Mr. Veeri asked the officers to closely monitor the progress of various developmental works. He stressed on regular site inspection of works which are in the execution stage.

Chief Engineer gave a detailed presentation of the achievements of macadamization of roads taken under state sector, NABARD, Central Road Fund and Prime Minister’s Development Programme (PMDP).

Under Central Road Fund, detailed deliberations were held regarding the approved cost of projects, expenditure and funds, number of schemes completed, land acquisition involved and technical specifications.

The roads which were discussed included construction of 4-lanning the Boulevard from Nehru Park to Kralsangri, improvement and upgradation of road from Zero Bridge to IG Road,  upgradation of road from Sangam to Sirigufwara via Khiram, upgradation/widening of Chadoora-Khanda road, upgradation of Beerwa-Budgam road.

Similarly the meeting discussed progress of improvement/upgradation of Behama-Safapora road, widening/upgradation of Ladoora-Achabal road, widening and upgradation of Bijhama-Lachipora road upto Muqam/Mayen, improvement/upgradation of Khumriyal-Rang road, widening/upgradation of Bijbehara-Shopian road, upgradation of Khannabal-Pahalgam road and Larkipora-Zaldoora road and others.

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