Jammu and Kashmir administration has a special focus on the timelines for the completion of many big road projects which include tunnels, bridges etc.

Recently LG Manoj Sinha held a review meeting of such projects and gave many directions to the administration. He took a serious note of the various vulnerable spots along the roads, and instructed for installing crash barriers at such places to prevent accidents in future.

Principal Secretary to the Government, Public Works (R&B) Department briefed the Lt Governor about the physical status of NHAI, NHIDCL, BRO (SAMPARK & BEACON), new tunnels & flyovers under PMDP and PWD projects including Semi-Ring Road Jammu/Srinagar, Udhampur-Ramban Section, Ramban-Banihal section, Srinagar-Banihal Section, Delhi-Katra-Amritsar Expressway, Jammu-Akhnoor road, Chenani-Sudhmahadev-Goha-Khellani road, Khellani-Chatroo- Khanabal, Singhpora-Vailoo tunnel, Zojila Tunnel, Z-Morh tunnel, Baramulla-Gulmarg Road, Akhnoor-Poonch Road, Srinagar-Baramulla-URI road, Srinagar-Sonamarg-Gumri road, Poonch-Uri road, Srinagar-Shopian-Qazigund road etc.

While reviewing the work on Z-Morh tunnel, he directed the concerned officials to complete the work on the escape tunnel at the earliest.

The Principal Secretary PWD (R&B) further informed that under PMGSY-III, the tenders for all sanctioned 155 projects covering a length of 1272.43 kms at cost of Rs 1357.87 cr have been floated. The meeting was informed that ‘Road to Every Village’ as per 2001 census is going to be a reality soon.

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