PAC Asks PWD To Formulate DPR For Mughal Road Maintenance

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Srinagar – The Committee on Public Accounts (PAC) of Legislative Assembly today called upon the Public Works Department (PWD) Authorities to formulate a comprehensive Detailed Project Report (DPR) for long term and short term management of drainage system, maintenance and protection bunds on prestigious Mughal Road. The Panel also asked the concerned authorities to survey the area and identify the most vulnerable landslides prone areas and also seeks technical expertise from Geogicial survey of India regarding feasibility durability and strength of heavy loaded vehicles on these slide prone areas.
The Committee, on a 2 day visit to Rajouri and Poonch under the chairmanship of Mr. Rafi Ahmed Mir directed the Forest Authorities to identify the areas on the Mughal Road and start work immediately for aforestation, for which funds have already been placed at their disposal.
The Committee members Mr. Vikar Rasool Wani, Mrs. Bimla Luthra, Syed Basharat Bhukhari, Mrs. Indu Pawar, Peerzada Mansoor Hussain and Chowdhary Zulfikar Ali gave their valuable suggestions for further improvement of the project.
The panel directed the forest department to go for afforestation of plants which will prove eco- friendly and will help in maintaining its beauty and save the erosion.
During the visit the Committee  also convened a District level officers meeting at Rajouri and reviewed the physical and financial achievements of district Rajouri and Poonch besides, detailed discussion was held on GAG Audit Para pertaining to R&B department.
The Committee asked the PMGSY Authorities to float tenders for second phase of the works in Rajouri and Poonch districts.
Earlier, District Development Commissioner, Rajouri Mr. Saughat Biswas, DDC Poonch Mr. A.K. Sahu, and DDC Shopian, Mr. Javiad Khan briefed the Committee about the physical and financial achievements of the respective districts.
Addressing the meeting the Chairman directed the DDC’s to monitor periodically by taking surprise checks as to whether the execution work is being done as per the standards and specifications. He also asked them to gear up their field functionaries and speed up the pace of work on all developmental works and complete them in a stipulated time frame.

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