Bpr Roads: Just 24.75 Kms Macadamized Against Target of 104.93  


SRINAGAR — Highlighting the sluggish approach of authorities, a mere 24.75 kilometres of road length has been macadamized this year against a target of 104.93 in Bandipora.

The information was given out by officials during a meeting  chaired by Principal Secretary, Transport, Animal and Sheep Husbandry Department Dr Asgar Hassan Samoon on Saturday  to review the development activities in the district, according to an official spokesperson.

 The meeting discussed “threadbare the issues that hinder the completion of these projects  and directions were passed to remove the bottlenecks and expedite the work so that projects can be completed at earliest,” the spokesperson said.

 The meeting was also informed that there are eight sanctioned projects under CRF including six road projects of length 78 Kms costing Rs 105.90 crores including Arin-Bandipora road, Sumbal-Bandipora road, Authwatoo-Mantrigam-Bankoot-Sonerwani road and two bridges at Hakbara and Arin. Meeting was informed that five projects shall be completed this year and Rs 49.74 Cr have been spend so far on these projects. 

The meeting was attended by District Development Commissioner Bandipora Shahbaz Ahmad Mirza, Additional District Development Commissioner Mohammad Yousuf Mir, Additional Deputy Commissioner Zahoor Ahmad Mir, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Reyaz Ahmad Beigh, Joint Director Planning Imtiyaz Ahmad , Heads of various departments, District officers and other senior officers of the district. 

On the occasion DDC Bandipora gave a detailed account of various developmental works undergoing in different sectors and briefed the chair about the progress on implementation several projects besides “discussing the issues that hinder the pace of work.” 

Dr Samoon who is also in-charge Secretary district Bandipora directed the officers of various departments including Tourism, Agriculture, Horticulture, Sericulture, Forest, Fisheries and other departments to explore possibilities in the district that can provide more job avenues to the   people of the district. He said a large number of people earn livelihood from the Wullar lake.

 While review various sectors, he urged the officers to work in close coordination so that the bottlenecks that hinder the implementation of works , are removed at earliest. He said several projects linger for long time just because of weak coordination among various departments. 

Dr Samoon reviewed the status of macademisation of Srinagar-Bandipora road, Bandipora-Gurez-Tulail Road, up-gradation and widening of Bandipora-Sopore road, status of under-construction District Hospital Bandipora, Badampora-Bandipora Transmission Line and other vital projects of public importance in the district.





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