Governor and PWD Minister review roads to connect Super Specialty Hospital

Governor and PWD Minister review roads to connect Super Specialty Hospital

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 28: Governor N. N. Vohra, today held discussions with Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Minister for Public Works, Floriculture and Gardens & Parks, and Shri B.R. Sharma, Chief Secretary, to settle issues relating to roads which shall connect the Jammu-Udhampur National Highway with the Rs. 300 crore Super Specialty Hospital which has already been established and the College of Nursing which is coming up at Kakryal.

This high level meeting was convened by the Governor to ensure that the required crucial road connectivity is satisfactorily established well before the Super Specialty Hospital becomes operational at the end of the year. Satisfactory road network is also required because of the upcoming College of Nursing, adjacent to the Hospital. Side by side, the road network under review would also provide better connectivity to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and for the near one crore pilgrims who visit the Shri Mata Vaishno Deviji Shrine every year.

The roads which came up for discussions included: road connecting National Highway-1A with Katra (Domel-Katra); road from Railway Station Katra to the Super Specialty Hospital (viaPanthal); road connecting National Highway-1A to Panthal via Super Speciality Hospital; and road connecting Domel with Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University.

After discussions Shri Altaf Bukhari agreed to a firm time frame by which all the four road networks would get completed, well before the scheduled commissioning of the Super Speciality Hospital at Kakryal. It was decided that Shri Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Chief Executive Officer, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board (SMVDSB), shall be responsible for day to day monitoring of all the four projects and keep the Governor and Shri Rohit Kansal, Commissioner/Secretary, Public Works (R&B) Department regularly informed.

Besides the Minister and Secretary PW (R&B) and CEO, SMVDSB,  the meeting wasattended by the Chief Secretary, Shri B.R. Sharma; Dr S.S. Bloeria and Shri H.L. Maini, both members of SMVDSB; Shri P.K. Tripathi, Principal Secretary to Governor; Shri R.P. Singh, Regional Director, NH-1A; Shri Abdul Hamid Sheikh, Managing Director, JKPCC; and Shri Alok Mengi, Chief Engineer, R&B Jammu.

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