Govt Seeks Expediting Work On Jehangir Chowk, TRC Flyovers


SRINAGAR — Divisional Commis­sioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, Saturday directed officers and engineers of ERA to expe­dite the construction work on Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh and TRC mini flyovers by undertak­ing work in double shift.

The Divisional Commis­sioner made these directions while reviewing the progress of construction works on the prestigious city developmen­tal projects. In view of huge volume of work, the Divisional Commissioner directed ERA to deploy additional labourers on Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover and TRC Mini Flyover (Grade Separator) immediately for their in time completion. He also directed the concerned of­ficials to send the daily progress report to the Divisional Commis­sioner’s office for further neces­sary action. Div Com stressed on the engineers and contractors to ensure judicious use of funds. He also directed them to ensure that the construction material is covered properly with tarpaulins or canopies during transporta­tion to different locations along Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh and TRC Mini Flyover (Grade Separa­tor) flyovers.

On the occasion, Div Com said that these flyovers will decon­gest traffic in the city and ease the movement of commuters besides large chunk of popula­tion gets relief from regular traf­fic jams. VC Srinagar Develop­ment Authority (SDA) informed that Rs 30 crores had been ap­proved for Multi-Level parking at old State Motor Garages, Lal Chowk under AMRUT scheme and till date 39% construction work had been completed. Simi­larly Rs 25 crores had been ap­proved for Multi-level car park­ing at Sheikh bagh, Lal Chowk under AMRUT scheme and till date 34% work completed. Under the AMRUT scheme, Rs 5 crores had approved for Idle parking at Bus Terminal Panthachowk and till date 25% construction work were finished.

The Divisional Commissioner directed SDA to speed up the pace of construction works on prestigious parking projects in the city so that they will be completed in a stipulated time frame so that road side parking and regular traffic jams shall be reduced.

SDA also informed that Rs 10 crores had been approved under AMRUT scheme for Mechanized car parking in the Srinagar city.

Div Com asked Deputy Com­missioner Srinagar and VC SDA to identify suitable place for Mechanized car parking outside the city-centre and submit the report to the Divisional Commis­sioner within a week so that the construction work will be started soon. PDD were directed to float tenders immediately for the illu­mination of city bridges and oth­er places so that the night scene of the city can be enhanced for the tourists.

The Divisional Commissioner reiterated that government is working round the clock for the development of the Srinagar city on the modern lines for the ben­efit of city habitants and tourists.

Deputy Commissioner Sri­nagar Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Director ERA Showkat Ahmad, VC SDA Sajad Hussain, Chief En­gineer PDD Hashmat Qazi, Com­missioner SMC Peer Hafizullah, Assistant Commissioner with Div Com Qazi Irfan and other concerned officers.

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