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Div Com inspects progress on Chenani Sudhmahadev road, Yoga Centre in Mantalai

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Directs concerned officers to expedite pace of work & complete projects within fixed timelines

UDHAMPUR, DECEMBER 23: Divisional Commissioner, Ramesh Kumar on Friday conducted an extensive tour of  Chenani Sub division of the district Udhampur and inspected progress on Chenani Sudhmahadev road and International Yoga Centre in Mantalai.

The Div Com was accompanied by Director Tourism Jammu, Vivekanand Rai; Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur Krittika Jyotsna; Chief Engineer PWD, P.C Tanoch; Chief Engineer, Jal Shakti Department, Himesh Kumar; Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Syed Khan; CEO PDA, Sher Singh; SDM Chennai and other officers of different department.

En-route, the Divisional Commissioner inspected the 16 Kilometer Chenani-Sudhmahadev NH-244 Road being executed by NHIDCL.

The officers of NHIDCL apprised the Divisional Commissioner about the present status of work on the 16.6 km road. It was informed that over 75 percent work on the road has been completed, while work on major bridges was in progress.

The Divisional Commissioner directed the Executing agencies to expedite the pace of work on the prestigious road project and ensure its completion within the stipulated time frame.

The Div Com directed NHIDCL to expedite the progress and complete all the bridges and structures by April 2023.

Meanwhile, Earlier, the Div Com, Director Tourism and DC  also paid obeisance at the holy shiv  mandir at Sudhmahadev and prayed for peace and prosperity of the UT.

Later, the Divisional Commissioner visited the International Yoga Centre and took a round of all the components and inspected the progress of work.

He also chaired a meeting of concerned officers and reviewed the progress of the International Yoga centre under construction at Mantalai Udhampur.  The  Project Manager, NPCC,  K. R. Rana briefed the Div Com about the latest progress on the prestigious project.

He informed that the project consists of 23 components   which includes the tourist Facilitation Centre, Yoga wellness spa & Ayurveda complex, dining centre, eco-log huts, meditation enclave etc. He further apprised the Div Com that the work was in its final stages and would be completed soon.

The Div Com asked the Project Manager, NPCC to engage additional Men and Machinery and expedite the ongoing work for its completion within the given time frame. He further stressed to maintain the quality of work leaving no scope of further delay in the completion of the project.

The Div Com asked the DC to monitor and follow up  the ongoing work on daily basis and take fortnightly review meetings for smooth and early completion of the International Yoga Centre.

The PMGSY department was directed to ensure all the patchwork of the PMGSY road from Sudhmahadev to Mantalai should be completed at an earliest.

He also reviewed the facilities for tourists in the area and directed for further up gradation of the facilities.

Meanwhile, a deputation of PRIs including local people  led by BDC Chairman, Chenani met  with Div Com at Mantalai and raised several issues related to the main entry gate. They demanded  construction of alternate roads for inhabitants of Mantalai, expediting the process of JJM tendering, establishment of KV school in the area, appointment of Safai Karamcharis at Sudhmahadev and Mantalai, augmentation of water power supply  etc.

The Div Com gave a patient hearing and passed on the spot directions to the concerned officers for resolving the issues. He also assured the public/ PRIs that all their genuine demands would be redressed as per norms in a time bound manner.

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