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Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh reviews physical and financial progress of various development projects

Dy CM Dr. Nirmal Singh reviewed the progress of various mega development projects being implemented in Billawar at a high level meeting convened here .
Threadbare discussions were held to pace up man and machinery to meet the set targets on stipulated time. The Deputy Chief Minister, while taking stock of the status of several development projects in the region, had a detailed review on the progress on Juthana Bridge and Indoor Stadium besides several other ambitious projects of the region.
DyCM stressed on negating bottlenecks if any which are causing hindrance in the execution of the projects and exhorted on the officers to resolve it immediately and report to the concerned authorities.
XEN, PHE Mech. Div., Billawar apprised the meeting that works amounting to Rs. 48.43 Lakhs have been executed by the Deptt. for which the sanction was given by the DyCM earlier.
Taking overview of PHE sector DyCM directed the concerned authorities to replace the worn out machinery at Bhaddu and announced Rs. 11 Lakhs for this purpose whereas Rs. 5 Lakhs have been announced for strengthening PHE infra at Ramkote. He further directed to complete the work of 5 new Tube Wells at the earliest to mitigate the problem of drinking water.
In PWD(R&B) sector emphasis was laid on road expansion besides completing the pending roads. The minister informed the meeting that tender for expansion of Billawar – Sukrala road will be floated soon whereas the work on Chadwal – Mangloor road was tendered under CRF. He also directed the concerned authorities to submit the proposal of widening of Phinter-Billawar road which is to be executed under CRF. He further added that all the blacktopping works should get completed on or before December 2017 to give major fillip to road connectivity of this area.
While discussing PDD sector, the minister said that 9 new sub-stations will be created in Billawar for consolidating PDD infra and 500 electric poles besides electric wire and transformers were also purchased worth Rs. 50 Lakhs for this purpose. He also passed instructions to take strict action against those contractors who are not working after getting approval for execution of work.
Dr Singh also exhorted upon the officers to double the man days in the next financial year under MGNREGA to generate employment and assured them of clearing the liability of MGNREGA as soon as possible.
ADC Kathua Rashpal Singh, ADC Billawar Joginder Singh Rai, SSP Kathua Suleman Choudhary,ACD, SDPO, CEO, SE PDD Sandeep Seth, Engineers of PHE, PDD, PWD, PMGSY, JKPCC; BDOs, Tehsildars, SWO and other Sub Divivionl level officers were present