Chief Secretary, B R SharmaTuesday held another review meeting via video conference with Deputy Commissioners to fast track the construction of Srinagar-Jammu National Highway. Pressing for urgently clearing bottlenecks including land acquisition cases, award of compensation, removal of structures etc impeding the construction process in certain stretches of the National Highway, Chief Secretary asked Deputy Commissioners to take immediate action in the matter and complete the task by 15th of October 2015. Principal Secretary Forests, Commissioner Secretary Revenue, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Commissioner Secretary Public Works, Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Ramban and Udhampur, ADC Anantnag and other senior officers were present in the meeting. Chief Secretary also received brief on the action taken with respect to the directions given in the last review meeting on the issue held on 18th September 2015. Reiterating his earlier direction, Chief Secretary asked Deputy Commissioners, NHAI authorities and executing agencies to coordinate with each other to expedite the work on the National Highway.
2015 Kashmir Despatch