The Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, chaired a meeting to review the progress of District Capex in Jammu and Kashmir under execution in the different schemes of UT and Central Governments.
The meeting was attended by Administrative Secretaries of Finance, Health, RDD, Housing &UD, PWD, YSS, School Education, SWD and all the DDCs.
Giving details of 10 point campaign recently launched in UT, DDCs informed that all the ten campaigns are being implemented in real earnest.
It was informed that out of 53 PMDP projects, 21 projects had been completed, while another ten projects will be completed by the end of the current fiscal year.
It was further informed that the two-lane Uri-LoC road with a road length of 17.25 km had been completed except for one bridge completed by July 2022.
While reviewing the construction of Semi Ring Road, Srinagar, the Chief Secretary directed the Public Works Department to explore the feasibility of constructing a take-off point at Pandach so that the issues of relocation of 199 shops and the land acquisition that may result due to the present alignment are effectively dealt with.
It was informed that the ongoing feasibility study for the Poonch-Uri road project followed by the DPR preparation, tendering, and allotment of work is likely to be completed in the next 3-4 months.
It was further informed that while work on Tangmarg to Gulmarg road has been completed, the work on the remaining stretch of Baramullah – Gulmarg road will be completed by December 2022.
Dr Mehta directed the department to expedite the work on various packages on Jammu-Akhnoor road by liaisoning with the army authorities wherever necessary. The original timelines are adhered to.
It was noted that work on Chenani Sudhmahadev road is going on briskly, and the geotechnical surveys of three tunnels on this road are being completed. Once sanction for the construction of these tunnels is received, work will pick up the pace.
Dr Mehta directed the department to take steps, including coordinating with the law enforcement agencies, to ensure that the Sinthan pass road may be kept in functional condition.
The department informed that work on Semi Ring Road Jammu and Srinagar will be completed by May 2022 and February 2024, respectively.
While reviewing Udhampur-Ramban Road, the Chief Secretary directed that the ten structures at Dallas be immediately removed by paying compensation to the owners of these structures.
While directing that 34 acres of private land on the AIIMS Kashmir campus should be immediately handed over to the executing authority, Dr Mehta advised the department that it should start classes in AIIMS Kashmir on the pattern of AIIMS Rishikesh from the next academic session.
The Chief Secretary expressed concern at the delay in constructing transit accommodation for migrants and directed that the same be expedited.
He also reviewed the PMDP projects of PDD, I&FC, and Home departments and directed their completion to be expedited within the stipulated timelines.