MHA reviews progress on PMDP projects

Jammu, Feb 23: Additional Secretary, Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), Gyanesh Kumar, on Saturday chaired a review meeting with the senior officers of J&K administration to review various ongoing projects under Prime Minister’s Development Package (PMDP).

The meeting held a detailed review of 54 PMDP projects which inter alia include IIM Jammu, IIT Jammu, 12 Tourism Development Authorities, 5 Tourism circuits, 50 Tourism villages, construction of Srinagar and Jammu Semi Ring roads, Jammu-Akhnoor-Poonch road, four-laning of NH-1A at Jammu-Udhampur, Chenani-Nashri, Qazigund-Banihal and Srinagar-Banihal sections, creation of AIIMS at Jammu and Srinagar,  restoration of damaged horticulture areas etc.

Speaking in the meeting, Gyanesh Kumar stressed upon the officers for constant monitoring of these projects so that tangible results are achieved on ground. He asked the officers to give utmost attention to each on-going project for timely completion saying that Centre is committed to fulfill its commitment to ensure free flow of funds to each of these projects.

Gyanesh Kumar directed the officials to remove all the bottlenecks, if any, through coordinated approach with the Central as well local agencies of J&K.

Addressing the meeting, Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring, said that the progress on each project is being monitored regularly so that they are completed in time. He assured that efforts would be made to accomplish the targets with the set time frame.

The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner, Health & Medical Education, Atal Dulloo; Principal Secretary, Home, Shaleen Kabra; Principal Secretary, Planning, Development & Monitoring, Rohit Kansal; Principal Secretary, Housing & Urban Development, Dheeraj Gupta; Commissioner Secretary, PWD, Khurshid Ahmad Shah; Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma; Secretary Horticulture, Manzoor Ahmad Lone; Secretary Disaster Management, Relief, Rehabilitation, & Reconstruction, Simrandeep Singh; Secretary, Youth Services & Sports, Sarmad Hafeez; Secretary, Tourism, Zubair Ahmad; Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Sushma Chauhan; representatives of NHAI, NHIDCL and other officers of various line departments.

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