Work onJahangir Chowk-Ram Bagh Flyover Reviewed

SRINAGAR: In view of streamlining traffic management in Srinagar City, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr. Asgar Hassan Samoon convened a high level meeting of Engineers of Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) and other allied officers here today and took stock of ongoing construction work on flyover from Jahangir Chowk to Ram Bagh.

The Divisional Commissioner directed the concerned authorities for immediate removal of all bottlenecks and en-sure demolition of structures which have been identified by the ERA.

While reviewing the progress of ongoing construction work of Ram Bagh flyover, the Divisional Commissioner was apprised that Rs. 250 crores is being spent on the con-struction of this mega project. He was informed that 30 per-cent work has been completed and Rs. 100 crores have been utilized so far.

Dr. Samoon also reviewed construction of newly pro-posed flyovers from J&K Bank, Moulana Azad Road to Chi-nar Bagh Dalgate, Emporium Garden to TRC and construc-tion of Mehjoor Nagar Bridge. He was informed that on these projects Rs. 42 crore is being utilized by the ERA.

The Divisional Commissioner directed the concerned officers to take steps for removal of bottlenecks and ensure demolition of structures which have been identified from the J&K Bank Moulana Azad Road so that the work on these projects could be started. Similarly, the Divisional Commis-sioner also stressed upon the concerned agency for removal of structures for construction of flyover from Emporium Garden to TRC Srinagar. He also directed the authorities to start work for construction of Mehjoor Nagar Bridge.

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