SRINAGAR: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon Wednesday reviewed progress of various developmental works undertaken during current fiscal year in Kashmir valley.
While reviewing year-end achievements, the Divisional Commissioner said 4-laning of Banihal-Srinagar road will be completed this year. He said 63 percent work has been completed so far on the project. Out of 68 kilometers stretch of the National Highway, 39 KM have been completed, he said. Giving more details, Dr Samoon said Rs 900 Crore have been spent so far out of allocated budget of Rs 1600 Crore, an official spokesperson said.
Dr Samoon said construction work on bridges at Galander, Sangam and Barsoo will be completed this month while one bridge at Awantipora will be completed next year.
He said work has been started on 6-lanning of Sonawar to Galender while Shalteng road stretch is near completion. Dr Samoon also informed that construction work on Z-Morh tunnel has already begun and Rs 3000 Crore have been allocated for the project.
While reviewing progress of work on Zoji La tunnel, Div Com said construction work on the Rs 9090 Crore project is going on full swing.
Regarding Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover, Dr Samoon said Rs 183 Crore will be spent by March this year including rehabilitation of affected shopkeepers, besides rehabilitation complex for the shopkeepers has already been completed.
Giving further details about developmental projects, he said 524 schemes under R&B, 743 under NABARD and 25 schemes under CRF are coming up at a total cost of Rs 4753 Crore. He also said that 76 schemes under PMGSY were completed at a cost of Rs 157 Crore.
Div Com further stated that three bridges were completed at Habbakadal, Ladoora and Hafroo at a cost of Rs 23 Crore, besides construction of Sopore By-pass Bridge was also completed while five bridges were completed at Pohroo, Tengpora, Batapora , Bringinalla and Hanjidantar at cost of Rs 336 Crore under Special bridge Programme.
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