Principal Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring Department (PD&MP), Rohit Kansal Friday chaired a meeting to review the progress of road projects taken up under the Prime Minister’s Development Programme (PMDP).
According to an official spokesperson, Kansal took a detailed review of the current status of several road projects including projects proposed under Bharat Mala, Jammu-Akhnoor-Poonch road, Chenani-Sudhmahadev-Goha road, tunnels at Lachulunga Pass and Taglag Pass, Ring-Road Jammu, Ring-Road Kashmir, Sinthan Pass, Udhampur-Ramban-Banihal, Srinagar-Banihal, Chenani-Nashri, Srinagar-Uri ,Uri-Kaman Post, BB Cantt,Kalai Bridge and other such projects undertaken by NHIDCL,NHAI, SAMPARK, R&B and BEACON.
During the meeting, a threadbare discussion was held on several issues pertaining to utility shifting, forest clearance, land acquisition, disbursement of compensation, archeological surveys and many alike. Phase-wise status of tree cutting and relocation of government, religious and other structures falling under the PMDP roads were also discussed.
Principal Secretary set deadlines for phase wise progress under these road projects and directed the concerned authorities to strictly adhere to the timelines.
While reviewing the Chenani-Sudhmahadev-Goha road project, the chair asked the DC Udhampur to made disbursement of the compensation within 45 days after allotting of the permission for the draft award.