CS reviews progress of Rail Link, Highway, Ring Road projects

Srinagar— Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Thursday chaired the 3rd Apex Committee meeting here to review the progress of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) Project.

Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), USBRL Project, Commissioner/Secretary, Forests, Ecology & Environment, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir and other senior officers of the State Government and Railway authorities were present in the meeting. Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Deputy Commissioners, Reasi and Ramban participated via video conferencing.

Chief Secretary received brief from Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Deputy Commissioner, Reasi and Deputy Commissioner, Ramban regarding the latest status of land acquisition in the Katra-Banihal Rail Line section and 132 KV Transmission Line section from Katra to Reasi and Ramban to Sangaldan for the Railway’s Integrated Sub-Station.

Railways Authorities were requested to complete the work on the railway crossing at Bijbehara at the earliest, so that traffic on this National Highway stretch is thrown open without any encumbrance.

Chief Secretary also reviewed the progress of 4 lane Srinagar-Jammu National Highway projects and 4 lane Srinagar/Jammu ring road project. He received brief regarding the status of these projects from both Divisional Commissioners and concerned DCs.

Chief Secretary asked DCs to expedite the disposal of pending land acquisition cases in all the three prestigious projects.

 Commissioner Secretary R&B, representatives of NHAI and concessionaires and other senior officers were also present in the meeting.

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