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Boring of rail, road tunnels in Pir Panchal this year: Omar
Appraisal of projects
2/25/2011 11:52:55 PM
Early Times Report
JAMMU, Feb 25: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Friday emphasized on timeline completion of 4-lane National Highway and Railway projects to realize the cherished goal of modern and dependable communication in the State.
“Coordinated efforts by the State and National Agencies are required to push forward construction of highway from Lakhanpur to Srinagar and railway line from Udhampur to Qazigund”, he asserted and said that both the projects are significantly important for the holistic development of the State and provide alternate connectivity.
Taking appraisal of the status of the duo projects at a high level meeting he chaired here, the Chief Minister directed the Revenue Department to ensure speedy payment of compensation to the people for the land being procured for these projects.
Omar directed for monthly monitoring of land compensation cases by the Divisional Commissioners of Kashmir and Jammu asking them to submit status report to him on monthly basis. “I do not want delay to take place in the completion of projects for land compensation or other aspects being looked after by the State departments”, he said.
Omar said that these ambitious communication projects need to be given considerable fillip and every bottleneck removed that may delay the progress of implementation at various stages. “Our endeavour should be to move forward on fast track and ensure completion of targets as per the schedule”, he said.
Principal Secretary R&B, K. B. Agarwal briefed the meeting about the progress on the two projects while in separate PowerPoint presentations by Chief General Manager National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) and Chief Engineer, Railway Projects, J&K, gave resume of the current status of the road and railway projects.
It was stated that out of the 400 kilometer National Highway project, a part of North-South corridor, as many as 114 kilometer road stretch from Lakhanpur to Jammu including 15 kilometers Jammu Bye-pass and 17.80 kilometers Srinagar Bye-pass is under progress at a cost of Rs. 592 crores.
The balance work from Jammu to Srinagar comprising of 6 BOT packages is under various stages of execution. The major structures in these packages include two tunnels of 9.2 kilometers and 8.5 kilometers length besides 12 numbers of short tunnels of 6.2 kilometers length. As many as 43 major bridges and 24 viaducts are being constructed under these packages on the Jammu-Srinagar stretch of the road project.
It was stated that the work on first package unit of 67.76 kilometers from Srinagar to Banihal would start in May 2011 while the work on 15.25 kilometers Qazigund-Banihal tunnel constituting second package would commence in March 2011. The work on 12 Kilometer Chenani-Nashri tunnel is on launching pad while the work on 65 kilometers Udhampur-Jammu road stretch would be started by March 2011. 36 kilometer Banihal-Ramban stretch and 43 kilometers Ramban-Udhampur are under re-bidding process.
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