Secretary reviews upgradation, maintenance work on NH-44 in view of SANJY-2024 - JK REVOLUTION
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Secretary reviews upgradation, maintenance work on NH-44 in view of SANJY-2024

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RAMBAN, JUNE 08: Secretary, Roads and Buildings (R&B), Bhupinder Kumar, conducted an extensive tour of Ramban to assess the maintenance work on NH-44, particularly in view of the upcoming Shri Amarnath Ji Yatra 2024.

The Secretary also reviewed progress on the ongoing construction works on Nashri to Ramban and Ramban to Banihal sections of the NH-44 four-laning project.

Deputy Commissioner Ramban, Baseer-Ul-Haq Chaudhary, SSP Traffic NHW Ramban, Rohit Baskotra, ADC, Varunjeet Singh Charak, Additional SP, Gourav Mahajan, PD NHAI, Porshotam Singh and other officers were present on the occasion.

The visit included on site inspections and a comprehensive assessment of the construction sites to ensure a thorough review of these critical national projects.

During the tour, the Secretary directed the executing agency to prioritize proper maintenance of NH-44 to facilitate a comfortable and safe journey for the Yatris, tourists, and other commuters. He issued instructions to expedite the progress on Nashri to Banihal stretch of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway four-laning Project, emphasizing its status as a prestigious national undertaking.

The Deputy Commissioner presented a detailed briefing underscoring the district administration’s unwavering commitment towards effective execution of NH-44 four-laning initiative. He highlighted the essential role of district administration’s steadfast support and timely assistance in ensuring a seamless and smooth journey for commuters on the national highway.

The Secretary also reviewed the functioning of various tunnels between Ramban and Banihal. He received updates on ongoing construction activities at critical locations such as Nashri, Dalwas, Mehad, Cafeteria Morh, Panthial and the viaduct bypassing Banihal Bazar. He directed the officers for ensuring completion of the works within the prescribed timeline.

Emphasizing the importance of enhancing infrastructure and connectivity, the Secretary assured that there would be a focused effort to complete the 32 km stretch between Ramban and Banihal at the earliest.

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