JAMMU: Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri on Wednesday informed the Legislative Assembly that the Government would soon take up comprehensive survey to ascertain feasibility of Tral-Pahalgam road.
“Development of Tral area is priority of the Government and steps are being taken to provide all facilities to the people,” the Minister said in reply to a Question by MLA Mushtaq Ahmed Shah.
The Minister said the proposed road has a total length of Rs 26.50 KMs, of which 12.00 Km stretch (Tral to Bathnoor) already exists and needs to be upgraded. He said 14.50 KM remaining stretch passes through thick forests and needs clearance from the Forest Department. He said about 202 kanal forest land is involved in upgradation of this stretch.
The Minister also said that construction of Pastoona, Tral to Wahab Sahab Shar Khrew road has been started from Tral side. He said indent has been placed with DFO concerned for issuance of forest clearance due to involvement of 108 kanals of forest land.
Regarding Tral-Awantipora via Nowdal road, Mr Veeri said 3 Km stretch on this road has been widened to intermediate lane. “The road has now been sanctioned under NABARD RIDF-XXII at a cost of Rs 719.03 lakh,” he added.
The Minister also informed the house that Tral-Awantipora via Dadasara road has been sanctioned under CRF at a cost of Rs 14.30 crore.
“During current financial year Rs 5.90 crore has been released. 5km road length has been upgraded. Further improvement and upgradation is in progress,” he informed.
Veeri further informed the house that during current financial year, an aggregate length of 3Km has been improved / upgraded by way of water Bound Macadam (WBM) G-II.
He also said that DPR for 2 KM Batagund-Gong road is under formulation.