Adhere to timelines for completion of projects: Sinha to executing agencies

Jammu, April 10 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Wednesday asked the executing agencies to adhere to the timelines for completion of the projects.

Sinha was chairing a review meeting of Public Works Department here at Civil Secretariat.

The Lt Governor reviewed progress of road infrastructure projects under PMDP, Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojna, Central Road and Infrastructure Fund, NABARD RIDF, Cities and Towns (Macdamization), Pothole Free Roads Programme, Bridge and Road sector, National Highway and Tunnel Projects.

He also took stock of Ropeway Projects in J&K under Parvatmala.

The Lt Governor emphasized on monitoring of the ongoing projects for quality control and instructed the executing agencies to adhere to the timelines for completion of the projects.

He directed for safety audit of roads and bridges and to take corrective measures wherever necessary.

Senior officials of NHAI, NHIDCL and BRO briefed the chair on the status of the major projects including Delhi-Katra-Amritsar Expressway, Semi Ring Road Jammu and Srinagar, Udhampur-Ramban Section, Ramban-Banihal Section, Jammu-Akhnoor road, Chenani-Sudhmahadev-Goha-Khellani road, Z-Morh tunnel, Zojila Tunnel etc.

The meeting also discussed the Human Resource Management in view of the merger of JKPCC with the PW (R&B) Department.

The Lt Governor asked the officials to explore the possibilities of creating dedicated divisions for Buildings and Bridges in the department.

The meeting was attended by Atal Dulloo, Chief Secretary; Santosh D Vaidya, Principal Secretary, Finance Department; Sanjeev Verma, Commissioner/Secretary GAD; Dr Mandeep Kumar Bhandari, Principal Secretary to Lt Governor; Bhupinder Kumar, Administrative Secretary, Public Works (R&B) Department, Divisional Commissioners, Chief Engineers and senior officials of PW(R&B), NHAI, NHIDCL, BRO and other concerned departments.

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