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Implement ‘no-construction zone’ order along highway: Div Com

SRINAGAR, JUNE 23: Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today directed all Deputy Commissioners to strictly implement no-construction zone order along the national highway within the limits as prescribed in the relevant acts and government orders.
Div Com directed the DCs of Valley districts and Leh and Kargil to implement the order in letter and spirit.
They were directed to personally look into the matter and immediately remove the illegal constructions and encroachments, if any, adjacent to the national highway.
Besides, no construction shall be allowed along the periphery of the National Highway (as per the limits given in the different Acts) and strict action will be initiated against the violators.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Baseer Ahmad Khan, today directed the officers to remove all bottlenecks for the construction of Srinagar semi-ring road so that the work on the prestigious project is started at the earliest.
The Div Com was speaking at a meeting in which DDCs of Pulwama, Budgam, Baramulla, Bandipora and Ganderbal participated via video conferencing, while as District Development Commissioner Srinagar Dr Syed Abid Rashid Shah, Project Director NHAI, Assistant Commissioner and other officers were present in the meeting.
All the concerned DDCs presented a detailed report on the status of the project in their respective areas.
The ring road project is 42 km long and starts from Gallandar Pampore to Manigam Ganderbal via Budgam, Srinagar, Baramulla and Bandipora.
The district administrations of Srinagar, Baramulla and Pulwama districts had already transferred the required land for this prestigious project to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI).
Divisional Commissioner directed NHAI to transfer pending amount to the respective District Development Commissioners within one week for onward disbursement among the people whose land has been taken for the road project.
Khan urged officers of various departments to work in close coordination and redouble their efforts so that all lacunas are removed and the construction work on this prestigious project is started soon.
The Div Com reiterated that the vital project will revolutionize the road connectivity between South Kashmir and Central Kashmir and beyond which will greatly help intra and inter-district transport for the benefit of commuters.