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J&K Chief Secy Atal Dulloo objects to frequent changes in NH project timeline

J&K Chief Secy Atal Dulloo objects to frequent changes in NH project timeline

J&K Chief Secretary Atal Dulloo chairs a meeting held to discuss progress of National Highway projects.



Our Correspondent

Srinagar, July 9

Frequent change in timelines is not good sign and should be corroborated with clear justifications, Jammu and Kashmir’s Chief Secretary Atal Dulloo said on Tuesday as he held a meeting to take stock of progress made so far in laying out the network of National Highways in the Union Territory.

During the meeting, the Chief Secretary impressed upon the executing agencies concerned to improve their performance with regard to showcasing physical progress on ground, the spokesperson said in a statement.

“He observed that frequent change in timelines is not good sign and should be corroborated with clear justifications. He maintained that such unilateral change in deadlines should be avoided in future,” it said.

The top official also directed the concerned divisional and district administrations to regularly monitor the pace of work on these important road projects for their timely completion. He also urged them to extend full assistance to the concerned executing agencies by resolving court cases, land disputes handing over of land and other issues faced by them in smooth execution of these projects, the statement added.

The Chief Secretary took project-wise appraisal of progress made so far and enquired about the possible date of completion of work on each phase of these projects.

About the Delhi-Amritsar-Katra Expressway, he was apprised that the project has been distributed in several phases and work on each phase is going on simultaneously. It was informed that some phases of this project including Balsua-Hiranagar, Hiranagar-Vijaypur, Vijaypur-Kunjwani and Kunjwani-Sidhra would be completed before September 2025. About Ring Road Jammu, it was revealed that the work would be completed by June 2025.

Regarding the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway, it was revealed that the work would be completed by June 2026.

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