The work on Pampore-Narbal-Ganderbal semi-ring road project was allotted by NHAI today after completing the tendering process and other codal formalities, Minister for Works Naeem Akhtar said Monday. He said the 60 KM long semi-ring road taking off at Gallandar in Pampore and culminating at Manigam in Ganderbal would go a long way in decongesting the traffic in and around Srinagar city. “For the Jammu semi-ring road project, the tenders have already been invited and work is likely to be allotted soon,” he said and added that tenders have also been issued for four-laning of Jammu-Akhnoor road.
Regarding National Highway-444, the Minister said that land acquisition is in progress for this new highway connecting Qazigund, Kulgam, Shopian, Pulwama and Srinagar. He said work has already been started on two major bridges on this highway including Brazlla bridge and Newa bridge.
The Minister also reviewed status of work on Qazigund Circuit House, which is coming up at an estimated cost of Rs 5.80 lakh. It was given out that work on the Qazigund Circuit House has almost been completed and it would be commissioned soon.
Responding to the concerns of a delegation of shopkeepers from Qazigund market, the Minister said that the Market would be developed as a tourist spot with various amenities for the visitors.
The Minister paid a visit to the Housing Colony at Vessu, Qazigund where 512 flats, PHC, School and shops are being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 166 crore.
Akhtar also took stock of the progress of work on Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh flyover and asked the executing agency to expedite the work.