Connect with us

State

Srinagar live with bad roads for 50 more days

Bisma Bhat

Published

🕒

on

IST

Srinagar, April 12: The Roads and Building (R&B) Department on Friday said that the restoration of dilapidated roads of district Srinagar would start 50 days after, provided the weather improves.
“Until and unless, there is no black topping done, we have to face these dusty conditions. If the weather improves within a period of fifty days, we will start the restoration of roads,” said Executive Engineer, Roads and Buildings (R&B), Javaid Bukhari.
The Executive Engineer attributes the poor condition of roads to harsh winter and to the snow clearance machines.
“Kashmir witnessed harsh winter this year which worsened the condition of roads in absence of proper equipment and less number of snow clearance machines,” Bukhari said.
The majority of roads in the Srinagar district due to potholes are not fit for driving. Mud combined with rains further compounds the problem by making the surface slippery. At places, portions of roads remain submerged under stagnant rain water, which makes driving on them all the more dangerous.
Bukhari explains that there are many reasons for the bad condition of the roads including faulty drainage system, damage to roads due to the snow clearance equipments and there are few cases of using sub-standard material by the contractors.
Taking the cognizance of the bad situation of the roads in the district, the district administration in an order issued to R&B Department on April 10 sort details about officials and contractors for criminal proceedings.
“As you are aware that network in district Srinagar is in extremely bad condition and no repair work has been carried out in last more than six months despite the fact those repairs are a part of defect-liability and the contract for a period of three years in most of the cases,” the order reads.
Responding to the order, the Executive Engineer, R&B, Javaid Bukhari said, “I have not sent any response to the Deputy Commissioner as I received the order letter yesterday and I will be sending the response on Monday.”
The order was issued on April 10 to The Chief Engineer, R&B, Public Works Department who was asked to submit the necessary details to the District administration by April 12.
In his response to the order, the executive engineer said, “I have not sent any response to the DC as I received the letter yesterday and I will be sending the response on Monday.”


Advertisement
Loading...
Comments

State

Advisor Sharma for fast pacing clearances required for PDD schemes

Monitor News Bureau

Published

on

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 11: Advisor to Governor KK Sharma today directed for early clearances including Right of Works (RoW) so that the pace of implementation of various schemes meant for augmentation of electric infra in the state are paced up.

The Advisor was speaking at a meeting convened to discuss the issues/bottlenecks related to non completion of some part works of various flagship schemes in the PDD sector.

Chief Secretary B V R Subrahmanyam, Financial Commissioner Finance Arun Kumar Mehta, Commissioner Secretary PDD, PCCF Forest, Chief Engineer PDD and other senior officers were present.

 

Divisional Commissioner Mr Baseer Khan, DCs of Ganderbal, Bandipora and other senior officers of District Baramulla and Budgam also participated through video conferencing.

The Advisor directed the Divisional Commissioner to ensure that the bottlenecks in the execution of these works should be removed as early as possible so that the balance work on these can be completed and the schemes are closed. He said that a mechanism should also be worked out to ensure that the issues related to RoWs and land acquisitions are addressed.

The Advisor said that the completion of left over works of some schemes is essential for realizing the commitment of providing adequate and round the clock supply of uninterrupted power. He said that the officers of the PDD should also remain in close coordination with those of district and divisional administration so that the issues are sorted out in regular review meetings. 

The meeting discussed the bottlenecks to be cleared for execution of balance works of Zainakot-Alesteng Transmission Line and Grid Station Alesteng and that of Badampora-Bandipora Transmission Line and Grid Station Bandipora so that they can be completed within the targeted dates in the month of October. Necessary directions were passed to the concerned Deputy Commissioners and PCCF to ensure that the bottlenecks related to payment for compensation and land issues are settled at an earliest.

Earlier, Chairman State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) Lokesh Jha called on the Advisor and discussed several issues related to the functioning of the Commission.

The Advisor also discussed various power related issues with the Chairman SERC.

Continue Reading

State

Govt enhances stipend of House Surgeons of GMCs, GDCs

Monitor News Bureau

Published

on

SRINAGAR, SEPTEMBER 11: Government today accorded sanction to the enhancement of stipend from Rs 19500 to Rs 35000 per month in favour of House Surgeons currently working in Government Medical College Jammu, Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Rajouri, Doda, Kathua and GDC Jammu/Srinagar.

Continue Reading

Latest News Archives

Restrictions reimposed in Kashmir to foil Muharram processions

Press Trust of India

Published

on

Curfew-like restrictions were reimposed on Tuesday in several parts of Kashmir, including the city, to foil any plans on taking out Muharram processions in the Valley as authorities apprehended that large congregations might lead to violence.

Commercial hub of Lal Chowk and adjoining areas were completely sealed off by placing concertina wires at all entry points where large number of security force personnel were deployed, officials said.

Restrictions have been in several parts of Kashmir as a precautionary measure for maintaining law and order in the Valley, they said.

 

The officials did not cite any reasons for reimposing restrictions but it is believed that the step was taken to prevent Muharram processions in the city and elsewhere in the Valley. The processions stand banned in Kashmir since 1990 when armed insurgency began.

Muharram is considered as one of the sacred months of the Islamic lunar calendar. The battle of Karbala, in which Hazrat Imam Hussain – the grandson of the Prophet – had attained martyrdom – is said to have been taken place in the 7th century.

Restrictions were first imposed across Kashmir on August 5 when the Centre announced its decision to abrogate provisions of Article 370 and bifurcate the state into union territories. The restrictions were lifted in phases from many parts of the Valley as the situation improved with passage of time.

The authorities have been imposing restrictions in vulnerable areas of the Valley every Friday, apprehending that vested interests might exploit the large gatherings at big mosques and shrines to fuel protests.

Meanwhile, normal life remained severely affected in Kashmir due to shutdown in the Valley which entered 37th day on Tuesday.

Markets and other business establishments remained closed while public transport was off the roads across the Valley, the officials said.

Continue Reading

Latest News

Subscribe to The Kashmir Monitor

Enter your email address to subscribe to this The Kashmir Monitor and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,020,295 other subscribers

Archives

September 2019
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30  
Advertisement