Progress of work
New chief secretary of Jammu and Kashmir soon after assuming charge has not only held a series of meetings to control the second wave of pandemic but has equally focused on the developmental projects and asked his administration to complete important projects within the timeline set by the government.
On his instructions, recently Divisional Commissioner Jammu visited the important Jammu-Akhnoor road widening project and said that a fine would be imposed on the executing agencies for the delay in the completion of the project and has expressed his displeasure that the work has been slow.
The engineers and other officials informed Div Com Jammu that under package 3, blacktop work on 7.5 Km stretch has been completed, while work is in progress on the remaining stretch.
He took strong note of delay in work on package 2 & 3 and set timelines of December 31, 2021 for completion of the work on each package.
He also directed the National Highway Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL) to invoke penalty clauses on the defaulting contractors with immediate effect.
He also reprimanded the NHIDCL officials for the bad condition of service roads, as a result of which the public and commuters are facing lots of difficulties in the movement.