September 2007 News

Road Connectivity All Set To Improve In JK

12 September 2007

Srinagar: Road connectivity in Jammu and Kashmir is all set for improvement as Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad has set a deadline of April next year for the completion of ten important under construction bridges in the state. Azad, who has attached top priority for improving connectivity in the state, today asked engineers to take up the construction of bridges and focus on completion of those which are under construction. The chief minister was addressing a high level meeting to review bridge construction in different parts of the state here. Minister for Roads and Bridges Gulchain Singh Charak, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Angil Goswami and Managing Director J and K Projects Construction Corporation Duleep Thusoo were among those who attended the meeting. The chief minister asked for the current status of various bridges being constructed by JKPCC on rivers, rivulets and streams in the Jammu and Kashmir divisions. He sanctioned the funds required for the completion of these bridges as per the deadline. Azad said that he would shortly review construction of various bridges in frontier district of Kupwara and fix a deadline for their completion. He also took stock of construction of the Hajj House at Bemina in Srinagar and told the agency concerned to complete the project by next month. He asked the agency concerned finish constructing the Legislature Complex near the Secretariat here by April next year.


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