JAMMU, Nov 23: Road Projects worth 178 crores under PMGSY are underway in Kalakote, Rajouri to provide better connectivity to about 37 habitations.This was informed during a meeting chaired by Minister for Transport, Mr. Abdul Gani Kholi here on Monday wherein he took a detailed review of the status of ongoing works in the area .It was given out in the meeting that the projects involve construction of 21 roads and one bridge in Kalakote during this fiscal year while construction work of 17 road projects involving a cost of Rs 58 crore have been completed which has ensured better road connectivity to about 25 habitations of the area.
The Minister directed the officers to gear up their men and machinery to ensure time bound completion of the ongoing works adding that strict monitoring should be kept to maintain quality of works and make judicious use of funds .”Government’s priority is to connect the rural areas with urban areas for their speedy social-economic development and concerted efforts are afoot to create durable assets for the people of the State”, Kholi stressed .
Kohli directed the concerned departments to work in synergy to remove the bottlenecks impeding the execution of the projects so that the timelines fixed are strictly adhered to. The Minister also took a comprehensive review of the works on Koticharwal and Narala roads being executed under PMGSY. The concerned officers apprised the Minister that Dangri-Argi, Reda-Kag, Jangral-Pradu,Pattira-Goma, Chingus-Ranibatura and Potha-Androola roads will be completed during this fiscal. The Minister also instructed the concerned for early completion of Badhal-Gondi road which was damaged due to rains and landslides.