169 PMGSY roads to be completed in Kashmir by March 2017: Veeri

KL News network

Srinagar

The minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri Thursday said the government has set the target of completing 169 PMGSY roads in Kashmir by March next year.

“Work on all these road projects is in full swing and on their completion 135 habitations will get dependable connectivity,” the Minister said.

While chairing a review meeting of PMGSY, the minister informed 29 road projects are being executed in Islamabad, 13 in Kulgam, 11 in Pulwama, 7 in Shopian, 13 in Budgam, 15 in Ganderbal, 18 in Baramulla, 20 in PIU Uri Baramulla and 15 in Bandipora. Similarly 16 schemes are going in Kupwara, 5 in PIU Kupwara, 15 in Kargil and three in Leh.

As per a statement the Minister has also said, “A roadmap has been formulated to macadamize 400 KM road length in Kashmir next year which will also compensate the loss of working season due to disturbances this year.”

Veeri has also reminded the officers, “Government is morally and legally bound to provide road connectivity to far flung areas. A comprehensive plan of action has been prepared to strengthen the road network in the state.”

As per statement the minister has stressed on better synergy among the concerned departments for quick and timely removal of bottlenecks in the execution of projects.

The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer PMGSY Kashmir, Malik Basharat, Superintending Engineers, Executive Engineers and Assistant Executive Engineers of Kashmir division.

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