Languishing connectivity projects to be completed expeditiously: Khurshid Shah

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Jammu, Feb 8: Commissioner Secretary, PWD (R&B) Khurshid Ahmad Shah today said that Governor’s Administration is committed to provide better road connectivity to the people living in every nook and corner of the state for which all languishing R&B projects would be completed in one-year time.
Reviewing the performance of R&B department of Jammu division here at a meeting, he took detailed stock of languishing and NABARD funded projects.
The Commissioner Secretary reviewed the practical and ground level implication of various central and state sponsored projects along with financial progress.
The meeting was informed that 247 languishing projects including 72 bridges have been approved by High Powered Committee at a cost of Rs 403.27 crore. He was informed that 25 projects would be completed by March 2019 and remaining within one year.
He was further informed that under NABARD 224 ongoing projects are under progress at a cost of Rs 652.79 crore out of which 45 projects have been completed so far.
The meeting was further informed that several road projects for the rural areas have also been framed under various centrally and state sponsored schemes.
Shah stressed upon the concerned officers to conduct regular site visits to stay well versed with the ground situation and impending issues of their departments. He instructed them to speed up the pace of work on all ongoing projects for their early completion.
Shah also stressed upon officials to gear up their men and machinery and speed up work and need for improving the work culture at the grass root level so that people get better road facilities through completion of these projects.
Shah said that all the languishing projects should be strictly completed within the stipulated time frame. He also asked them to complete the fixed targets well in time and also stressed for judicious and transparency in the execution of the projects.
He emphasized upon all the officers and engineers of the R&B Department to work with added zeal and zest in order to ensure timely completion of all the languishing and other projects.
Chief Engineer R&B Sudir Shah, Director Finance Mazhar Khan, Director Planning Athar Qadri, Superintending Engineers, Executive Engineers and other officers of R&B department were present in the meeting.