J&K Govt to Get Rs 500 Cr for Construction of Bridges from Union Transport Min



PWD Minister A R Veeri chairing JKPCC meeting i Srinagar on April 17, 2016.
PWD Minister A R Veeri chairing JKPCC meeting in Srinagar on April 17, 2016.

Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways (UMRTH) has conveyed its concurrence to the State Government for release of Rs 500 crore under Central Road Fund (CRF) exclusively for construction of bridges.

This was informed in a meeting convened by Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri, held in Jammu on Wednesday to review the progress of projects being executed by Jammu Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC), an official spokesperson said this evening.

The Minister directed Managing Director JKPCC and Chief Engineers R&B to ascertain the requirements in urban, rural and far flung areas and prepare DPRs within a week’s time for its onward submission to the Union Ministry for Road Transport and Highways.

Veeri also emphasized that the construction of bridges recently taken up under state plan and not covered by any designated funding scheme should also be covered under CRF so as to ensure its completion within two years’ time.

While giving the details of activities of the Corporation, MD JKPCC Dalip Thusoo informed the Minister that presently 271 schemes are being implemented at an estimated cost of Rs 2573.88 crore. It was further informed that work is in progress on 26 bridges which are expected to be completed during the end of current financial year.

Speaking on the occasion, Veeri stressed upon the engineers to redouble their efforts for timely completion of all on-going projects for providing better amenities to the people.


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