The Minister for Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs and Information, Chowdhary Zulfkar Ali Saturday chaired a high level meeting to review the progress of key development projects in the border district of Rajouri.
Reviewing progress on road projects, the Minister was informed that 10 KM road from Marasi to Hobbiyala via Bagyalkote would be completed upto shingling level by end of Dec 17, while 7km Jamola Kha road is expected to be completed by March –next year.
District Development Commissioner Rajouri, Dr Shahid Iqbal, S E PWD, Rajouri-Poonch A.M Wani, Executive Engineer PWD division Rajouri Sadeeq Ahmed and concerned AEEs were present in the meeting.
He was also informed that girls hostel building at Peeri is expected to be completed by this yearend while the one coming up at Palangarh may be completed by first quarter of the next year.
Presently work is apace on 17 NABARD schemes costing Rs 51.58 crore and 3 CRF projects costing Rs 100.32 crore, the meeting was informed.
The Minister asked the concerned executing agency to expedite and complete work on the bridges at Ratala Jamula, Sora Gala, Gurian Panihad to provide connectivity to the population being benefitted by these projects.
Minister directed to prepare DPR of new bridges over Ans Nallan at Draman, and Rtawala Kandi.
Minister was informed that construction work of Medical college at Rajouri is going on at full pace. The estimated cost of the project is Rs 139 crore.
It was informed that under City town Component 23.85 km road was macadamized during 2016-17 and 28 km is being macadamized during 2017-18. It was further informed that under RMSA component 10 school buildings were upgraded and work on two buildings is going on.