Naeem, Kohli inaugurate Rs 7.4 cr Dhanwan-Chakli Bridge

‘Work on new roads, bridges worth Rs 180 cr to start next fiscal’

Rajouri, Publish Date: Dec 15 2017 1:47AM | Updated Date: Dec 15 2017 1:47AM
Naeem, Kohli inaugurate Rs 7.4 cr Dhanwan-Chakli Bridge

Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar and Minister for Animal and Sheep Husbandry and Fisheries, Abdul Gani Kohli today inaugurated the Dhanwan-Chakli Bridge. 

Constructed with Rs. 7.41 crores under NABARD, the bridge will provide connectivity to more than ten thousand souls from Dhanwan, Chakli, Baryan, Dagani, Loorekote and other adjoining villages.

The ministers also laid foundation stones for Rs. 4.69 crore Kallar-Potha Bridge being constructed under Prime Minister Re-Construction Package and Rs. 1.62 crore Chatiana bridge over DoongiNallah under NABARD.

Naeem Akhter, while reviewing the Detailed Project Report (DPR) of Kallar-Potha Bridge, took serious note of non-inclusion of approach road in the DPR and directed the SE PWD Rajouri-Poonch to conduct a detailed inquiry in the matter and fix the responsibility of the concerned officer for this serious lapse. 

Later, the Works Minister, while speaking at a public meeting at Chatiana, emphasized that the government is carrying out sustained and equitable development of all the three regions of the state with equal allocation of resources. 

Referring to late Mufti Mohammad Sayed’s vision of enhancing the inter-regional connectivity with State-of-Art road infrastructure and tunnels, Naeem Akhtar said that the government has already undertaken the four-laning of all major highways in the state and the process for construction of tunnels on Mughal Road and Kashmir-Leh highway is also in final stages. 

“A slew of projects including new roads and bridges worth Rs.180 crore would be started in the next financial year apart from completion of all ongoing projects in the district,” the minister said adding the government’s prime concern is to ensure the quality of work for which strict instructions have been given to the agencies.  

Stressing that no project will be left uncomplete, Naeem Akhtar said that he has ensured that no work without DPR and administrative approval is taken up and time limit is fixed for completion of the approved projects. 

While responding to the demands raised in the public meeting, the minister assured time bound redressal of all issues. 

Kohli, while speaking on the occasion, said the road connectivity is key to progress and prosperity of an area and this vital sector is receiving special attention of present dispensation in this regard. 

The minister, while elucidating the initiatives of the government in expanding a durable road network in the state, said that a number of roads have been constructed and upgraded under PMGSY, BADP, CRF etc thereby ensuring connecting even in the remotest parts of the state. 

The minister asked the officers to ensure that all works done by them prove to be of immense help for socio economic empowerment of the people which is the ultimate objective of the present government.  

He also called upon the public to take benefit of various welfare schemes of the state and center government as well. 

The ministers were accompanied by Chief Engineer, Sudhir Shah, ADC, A S Chib, SSP, Yougal Manhas, ACR, Abdul Qayoom Mir, SE Majid Wani, besides other district officers.  

Later, Abdul Ghani handed over an ambulance to NTPHC Kallar Chatyar.

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