JCR flyover to be completed by May end: Govt tells HC

JCR flyover to be completed by May end: Govt tells HC

SRINAGAR: The J&K government Wednesday informed the High Court that the Jahangir Chowk Rambagh (JCR) flyover would be completed by end of May this year.
The submission was made by State Counsel M A Chashoo before Division Bench stating that Economic Reconstructing Agency (ERA) is going to complete the flyover within a span of two months.
The court recorded the statement and remarked that the authorities need to pull themselves up on completion of different development issues.
Earlier on Tuesday, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary had reiterated instructions to the concerned agencies to ensure completion of Jehangir Chowk-Rambagh Flyover in May 2019 as per committed deadline.
The construction of the JCR flyover was announced in 2009 funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) at an estimated cost of Rs 359 crore but the work began in 2013 and the project is yet to be completed even after missing several deadlines.
The Home Ministry in January this year had stated that the Government of India had so far sanctioned projects worth Rs 66,300 crore as part of the Rs 80,068-crore special package for development of Jammu and Kashmir announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in November 2015.
There are 63 projects sanctioned but only 15 have been completed, the Ministry had said.