Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today convened a meeting to review the progress in land acquisition progress regarding construction of prestigious Semi Ring Road around the Srinagar city.
Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, SE R&B, Project Director Project Implementation Unit of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI), Collector Land Acquisition PWD, Assistant Commissioner and other concerned officials were present in the meeting, while as Deputy Commissioners of Pulwama, Budgam, Baramulla, Bandipora and Ganderbal districts participated in the meeting through Video Conferencing.
The meeting was informed that the ring road project is 61 KM long and starts from Gallandar Pampore to Manigam Ganderbal.
The Divisional Commissioner directed the DC Ganderbal to adopt three pronged strategy —identifying state land and immediately handing over it to the NHAI, identifying the proprietary land for compulsory acquisition, and a joint survey to address concerns of locals for smooth land acquisition.
He also directed the DCs to expedite the Land acquisition process so that the physical work on the project is started at an earliest. He further directed NHAI authorities to deposit the required funds to the concerned DCs for payment of land compensation to the owners.
On the occasion, the Divisional Commissioner stressed upon the officers of NHAI to work with added zeal and in synergy with the concerned Deputy Commissioners so that the bottlenecks, if any, in this project are removed and also speed up the work without any further delay.
Khan also emphasized the need for expediting work on the project and urged the officers to ensure that concerned departments carry out works within the stipulated time frame.