Deputy Commissioner, Ramban, Mussarat Islam today inspected progress of four-laning works on Nashri to Banihal stretch of Jammu-Srinagar National Highway (NH44).
During the visit, Additional Deputy Commissioner, (Collector Land Acquisition NHW), Harbans Lal, and Project Director NHAI Parshotam Kumar were also present.
The ADC briefed the DC in detail about the removal of structures and trees coming in the alignment on 25 KM Nashri to Ramban stretch barring Dhalwas, where structures standing along RoW, adjacent to the mosque shall be removed /relocated shortly. He further informed that the land acquisition process on 45 KM Ramban to Banihal stretch is over and the possession of the land has been handed over to NHAI.
He said all structures and trees standing on the acquired land and along the road have been removed, except four structures in Ramsoo due to court cases. “The four-laning work is in progress on the stretch and NHAI has been urged to increase the pace of work in a planned way”, the ADC added.
The ADC further informed that the Banihal-Qazigund tunnel work is in its final stage and shall be ready for commissioning soon.
The work of fly-over bridges in Ramban and Banihal was also reviewed and construction companies were instructed to expedite the same in a planned way.
Meanwhile, Deputy Commissioner constituted Sub Division level committees, headed by concerned SDMs, to monitor works of construction and to resolve issues of public as well as construction companies.
The DC also visited District Hospital Ramban and took stock of healthcare facilities being provided to patients.
He also visited Degree College, Ramban and inspected various activities going on in the college campus.
Responding to the issues highlighted by the college staff, the DC contacted Commissioner/Secretary Higher Education Department and informed him that the College is functioning without a Principal for many months with additional charge having been given to Principal Degree College, Ukhral.