Highway widening: ADC Ramban inspects pace of progress

Ramban, May 25: Additional Deputy Commissioner. Ramban, Harbans Lal Sharma today inspected various construction sites on Jammu –Srinagar Highway to review the implementations of decisions taken and directions issued by the Deputy Commissioner, during a virtual meeting held earlier in this month.

Tehsildar, Mohmmad Rafiq and other concerned officers were also present on the occasion.

While discussing issues pertaining to construction of drainage and culvert with executing agencies at Karoal, which was highlighted by the locals, the ADC asked the Project Director, NHAI to come up with a concrete plan in this regard within 10 days . He said a proper drainage system in the Karoal area was imperative for the safety of residential houses during the rainy season.

He directed the construction agencies to take all measures to avoid damage to the houses. He asked for the construction of protection walls, drainage system alongside ROW in the revised DPR.

During spot inspection, the ADC also resolved local issues hindering pace of construction works at a few locations by passing necessary instructions to concerned officers.

Directions were also issued to executing agencies to expedite works of four laning to complete prestigious national project.

Responding to the issues raised by the local Sarpanch, the ADC directed the construction company to complete the work of bridle path connecting GDC, Ramban with National Highway.

Meanwhile, locals thanked the District Administration for executing repairing works on damaged part of Karol- Kumait road and sprinkling of water on highway.