Control rooms to monitor road, other projects: Wani

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Says delay in completion of works will be viewed seriously

JAMMU:  The Government has decided to establish control rooms each at the offices of Chief Engineers of PMGSY, R&B, MED, JKPCC and Project Mughal Road both in Jammu and Srinagar to monitor the progress on the road projects besides receiving public grievances about the road connectivity issues.

The government has also asked the concerned officers    to ensure timely submission of Utilization Certificates to Central Government in order to get further funding for the on-going projects in the State. 

This was stated by the Minister for R&B, MED, Abdul Majeed Wani while talking to media persons here today.

The Minister said that the proposed control rooms would function under the supervision of concerned chief engineer round the clock. He said the telephone numbers of the control rooms would be made public shortly through print media so that people can lodge their grievances for seeking redressal.

The Minister said that PMGSY, the flagship road connectivity programme, was launched by UPA Government in 2004 for the districts having less road connectivity. He said that a considerable achievement has been made in increasing the road connectivity in the districts where it was needed

 “It has been expounded upon the chief engineers of all the wings of the department to avoid delay in the completion of works “said the Minister adding that any complaint received on this account would be taken seriously. He said the department succeeded in removing snow from the roads within 24 hours in Kashmir Valley because of the coordination maintained through the control rooms established for this purpose.

Regarding the query of NOCs, the R&B Minister said that the Chief Minister has already instructed concerned engineers to obtain NOCs from all departments, particularly forest department, before taking up the road project. He said certain projects, in the past, suffered due to non-availability of the NOCs, adding that the proposed  control rooms would also ensure timely completion of procedure for seeking NOCs  and  the undertaken projects.

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