Governor Unhappy Over Poor Maintenance Of Mughal Road

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SRINAGAR — Governor N. N. Vohra Wednesday expressed dis­may over the dilapidated condition of the Mughal Road and directed the Public Works Department (PWD) to undertake a physical and financial audit to fix responsibil­ity for the poor maintenance of this strategic road which provides alternate connectivity to Kashmir Valley with the rest of the country.

Chairing a high-level joint meeting of the officers of the Pub­lic Works, Planning and Moni­toring and Finance Departments here this evening, Governor re­called his recent journey on the Mughal Road which was in poor condition, causing great inconve­nience to commuters.

Advisors to Governor B B Vyas and Khurshid Ahmed Ganai and Chief Secretary, B V R Subrahman­yam were present at the meeting

Commissioner Secretary, Pub­lic Works, Khurshid Ahmad Shah, informed the meeting that various measures are being taken to make Mughal Road an all-weather link and the National Highway Infra­structure Development Corpora­tion Limited (NHIDCL) has floated a tender to prepare a DPR for the construction of a tunnel at a cer­tain point on this 84-km road.

The Governor also expressed concern over the inordinate delay in the completion of the 7 Km road stretch from Katra Railway Sta­tion to Kakryal in district Reasi

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