SRINAGAR Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Malik Thursday inaugurated the traffic grade separator at Tourist Reception Centre (TRC) crossing here, a project which missed its initial date of completion by two and half years.
Then Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed had laid the foundation stone of the grade separator project in December 2015 and executing agency was given one year’s time to complete it.
During a recent meeting, the Governor had directed officials concerned to speed up work on lingering projects including the grade separator at the TRC and the Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover.
By June this year, all the three phases of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover will be made fully operational, Malik told reporters after inaugurating the grade separator at TRC.
The work on Rs 369 crore flyover project was announced in 2009 by then Chief Minister Omar Abdullah but work could be taken up in 2013 only.
The project was to be completed within three years but missed several deadlines.
Meanwhile, Principal Secretary, Planning, Development and Monitoring Rohit Kansal and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today visited the Solina-Rambagh stretch of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover and inspected the patchwork and other necessary works underway on the bridge.
The visiting dignitaries were informed that work on these projects is in full swing and will be completed in a time-bound manner. Workers are working round-the-clock to complete the stretch which will resolve a majority of traffic woes in Srinagar.
Principal Secretary and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir asked engineers and contractors to work with added zeal and in synergy and complete the remaining construction work at an earliest while keeping safety parameters on board so that the commuters do not face any inconvenience during their journey.
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr. Shahid Iqbal, Director ERA, Project Manager ERA, consultants and other concerned officers accompanied the visiting dignitaries.