In order to develop highways in Jammu and Kashmir, the J & K administration is on the path of Land acquisition on a fast track. Recently Secretary, Planning Development and Monitoring Department said that Land acquisition, improvement work on Srinagar- Baramulla-Uri NH Project will be expedited.
He took a review meeting regarding progress of the Srinagar-Baramulla-Uri National Highway Project in District Baramulla, along with Deputy Commissioner Baramulla and Officers of Border Roads Organization.
Secretary Planning, who is also the Mentor Secretary for district Baramulla, mentioned that the instant project is of strategic importance and stressed that all efforts shall be put in for its timely completion without compromising the work quality and all bottlenecks shall be removed for its timely completion.
A detailed powerpoint presentation was given by the Lt. Col. Jitender Singh, OC, 53 RCC Project Beacon in which he mentioned that Job for preparation of DPR for improvement of Road Srinagar-Baramulla-Uri (NH-1) from km 14.200 (Narbal) to km 57.800 to NHFL specification and from km 57.800 to km 101.00 to NHDL with paved shoulder has already been sanctioned in 04 packages by MoRTH. Commander, BRTF of Project Beacon apprised the Secretary Planning that the project is on track but there are some issues pertaining to land acquisition which need to be resolved. He said that in few cases, estimates of tree compensation from Horticulture Department and assessment of valuation of structures from R&B Department are awaited, besides compensation disbursement needs to be expedited by the Collector/CALA esp along the stretches of Sangrama flyover, Pattan bypass & Baramulla bypass.