Mir reviews progress of R&B works in Tangmarg


SRINAGAR:  Minister for Agriculture Production Mr. Ghulam Hassan Mir has asked the concerned agencies to ensure strict adherence to the timeframe set for the completion of ongoing projects being executed under R&B and PMGSY in Tangmarg and Pattan Tehsils of Baramulla district.
The Minister was speaking at a high level meeting convened to review the progress of ongoing road projects in Tangmarg and Pattan Tehsils here today.
Mr. Mir directed the concerned Engineers to ensure that the lighting system on Narbal-Tangmarg Road (NTR) be made functional by this month positively. He also directed them to complete the repair work on footpaths in congested areas of Magam, Kunzer and Baba Reshi so that the pedestrians do not face inconvenience.
The Minster said that a road network programme has been started in the twin Tehsils of Tangmarg and Pattan involving Crores are nearing completion. He said that the government is committed to connect each and every hamlet through link roads with the major roads and National Highways.
The Minister was informed that at present work on several link roads measuring 390 km in Tangmarg and Pattan Tehsils are in progress and at various stages. He was further informed that 30 new works at an estimated cost of Rs 1.50 Crore have been started in these Tehsils.
It was also given out in the meeting that the work on 3 major bridges at Hardubani, Harnaw-Smirpora and Dardpora constructed at a cumulative cost of Rs 1 Crore are in final stage.
Chief Engineer, R&B, Kashmir said that link roads constructed during last year shall be macadamized soon besides a large number of roads are being upgraded to grade-2 and grade-3 level this year. He said that the concerned Executive Engineers have been authorized to go ahead in this regard.
Chief Engineer, R&B, Kashmir, Superintending Engineer R&B Baramulla, Executive Engineers, AEEs and senior officers attended the meeting.