#Day46: Make Maximum Use of Macadamization Season, Veeri To Officers



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Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri Tuesday directed the officers to make maximum use of the left over macadamization season and start the road construction soon in Kashmir.

The direction in this regard was given by the Minister while reviewing the status of construction of various road and bridges besides macadamization work of roads in Kashmir division at a high level meeting held under his chairmanship here on Tuesday, an official spokesperson said this evening.

The Minister said that most of the working season is over and it is time to gear up men and machinery for the maximum utilization of leftover working season.

He exhorted upon the engineers to start the macadamization work of the roads as early as possible and ensure that the targets fixed under this core sector are achieved in full before the end of the working season in the Kashmir.

The Minister asked the officials of the department to start work on allotted road projects as soon as possible so that left over time is utilized for the benefit of the public.

He said that the department has available budget of Rs 2800 Crores under PMGSY and the same could be utilized for the maximum benefit of public.

The Minister said that better road communication is pivotal for socio-economic upliftment of the society. He said the Government is committed to provide better road connectivity to all areas of the state adding that for the purpose adequate funds are available under various schemes for better road connectivity in the Kashmir.

He asked the officers to take people into confidence in construction works and ensure that allotted macadamization work of the roads is done in all constituencies uniformly.

He also instructed taking up macadamization work of the roads in far flung areas like Uri, Gurez, Kangan and other areas. He stressed for early macadamization of boulevard, Residency road, Shalimar and many areas of the Srinagar city.

The meeting was informed that macadamization process has already started taking all the stakeholders including plant owners and contractors into loop.

The Minister was informed that the macadamization process in Srinagar district will start soon and will gradually be started in other areas of Kashmir as well.

Veeri directed the officers to ensure their field visits to on-going project sites and monitor the quality and speedy completion of the works in all areas of the division.

Superintending Engineers of various wings apprised the Minister about the status of various on-going projects in their jurisdictions and also informed the Minister that many civil society groups in different areas have assured them support in development works.

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