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Mega road projects

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The Government of Jammu and Kashmir is focusing on the completion of mega road projects and for this purpose periodic review meetings are held.

In this direction recently Lt Governor Manoj Sinha chaired high level meeting to review progress of mega road projects in J&K

He took stock of the status of various roads, tunnels, bridges projects under Central sector, Centrally Sponsored and UT Sector schemes including Prime Minister’s Development Package, Parvatmala, PMGSY, CRIF, NABARD, C&T Macadamization, Pothole-free Road programme, Bridge programme and Road Sector.

The emphasis of the administration is to complete the dedicated mega projects within the set timeline, he passed explicit directions to streamline the planning, tendering and execution process. He gave firm directions to the administration to ensure that there are no inordinate delays in execution of projects.

He directed to develop a robust system for reporting of the damages and potholes on the roads so that corrective measures can be taken at the earliest. He further asked the officials to assess the area specific requirements and prepare projects’ plans accordingly.

On being informed that 132 bridges are being targeted to be completed this year, he advised for exploring feasibility of pre-fabricated short span bridges in areas where immediate action is required.

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