Srinagar/Gumri, May 11 (Scoop News) – Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah today drove from Srinagar to Gumri to inspect the progress of upgradation and widening of Srinagar-Leh National Highway project being executed by BECONS under Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Programme from Srinagar to Gumri and by VIJAYA from Gumri to Leh.
Omar Abdullah received brief about the present status of the construction of road and details of proposed 13 kilometres long tunnel on Zojila and 2 kilometre tunnel at Z-Morh during his inspection.
The Chief Minister inspected works between 30 kilometres to 52 kilometre on the
The Chief Minister discussed the importance of 450 kilometre
The Chief Minister met various deputations enroute and gave patient hearing to them. The deputations mainly presented the requests regarding upgradation of basic amenities in the sectors of road communication, water supply, power, health, education, etc.
The Chief Minister said that his Government is committed to the equitable development of all regions and sub-regions adding that far-flung, remote and inaccessible areas have been flagged as the priority concern in the development process.
Omar Abdullah said that Government is paying special attention to upgrade road communication in the State and link districts and provinces through alternate routes and tunnels. He said the upgradation of
“These would not only ensure smooth and safe ply of transport but give considerable fillip to the economic activities and trade and commerce”, he said adding that the linking of remote and far-flung areas with main highways will improve the economic condition of the people living in these areas.
The Chief Minister said that State Government has attached priority to the road communication sector and various schemes for the construction and upgradation of roads and bridges are presently under implementation in the State. He said construction of roads under PMGSY, PMRP and other centrally sponsored schemes are aimed at all round improvement in the road communication sector in the State.
The Chief Minister underlining the importance of timely completion of the projects asked the executing agencies of centrally sponsored road projects to put in vigorous efforts in realizing the targets well in time to ensure benefits to the people.
The Chief Engineer, BEACONS in a presentation explained the current status of upgradation of 114 kilometers of