Land acquisition progress for Semi Ring Road project reviewed

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Srinagar—Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan,Thursday convened a meeting to review the progress in land acquisition cases regarding construction of prestigious Semi Ring Road around the Srinagar city.

Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, SE R&B, Project Director Project Implementation Unit of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Collector Land Acquisition PWD, Assistant Commissioner, Deputy Director Planning and other concerned officials were present in the meeting, while as Deputy Commissioners of Pulwama, Budgam, Baramulla, Bandipora and Ganderbal districts participated the meeting through Video Conferencing.

The meeting was informed that the Semi Ring road project is 61 KM long and starts from Gallandar Pampore to Manigam Ganderbal. The road will start from Pulwama to Ganderbal via Budgam, Srinagar, Baramulla and Bandipora. It was further informed that Baramulla has Mirgund village with 304 kanals of land, Pulwama has 4 Villages with 403 kanals of land, Budgam has 41 villages with 3967 kanals of land, Ganderbal has 11 villages with 2341 kanals of land, Srinagar has Rambirgarh village with 409 kanals of land and Bandipora has 177 kanals in Dangerpora village which came under the land acquisition of this vital road project.

Div Com directed the Deputy Commissioners to complete their respective Land acquisition cases within 15 days so that the physical work on the project is started at an earliest. He further directed the NHAI authorities to deposit the required funds to the concerned DCs immediately for payment of land compensation to the owners.

On the occasion, the Divisional Commissioner said that this is the prestigious project of Flagship programme and it is monitored by PMO Government of India.

He stressed upon the officers of NHAI to work with added zeal and in synergy with the concerned Deputy Commissioners so that the bottlenecks, if any, in this project are removed and the construction work be started immediately.

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