DC reviews progress of Srinagar Sonamarg Gumri road


GANDERBAL, MAY 24: Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Dr. Piyush Singla, today convened a meeting to review the progress of Srinagar Sonamarg Gumri (SSG) road being executed and maintained by Beacon authorities.

The meeting held threadbare discussions on the removal of bottlenecks and land acquisition for the SSG road, informing that an amount of Rs. 64.52 crore has been spent on the acquisition of 1103 kanals of land for the road.

The DC asked the Beacon authorities to release an additional amount of Rs 57 crore for the completion of the road. He instructed the concerned departments to work in coordination for the earliest possible completion of this prestigious road project.

Dr Singla also directed the line departments, including PDD, PHE and I&FC, not to execute any projects or schemes without obtaining consent from the Beacon authorities.

Concerns as raised by the Defense Estates with regard to the land under their possession in Sonamarg were also discussed during the meeting. It was informed that the Revenue department under close of supervision of the concerned ACR has undertaken the required demarcation and that necessary instructions in this regard will be issues soon.

The meeting was attended by ACR Ganderbal, SDM Kangan, CEO Sonamarg Development Authority, Defense Estate Officer Kashmir, Commanding Officer 118 BN CRPF Gund, Officer Commanding 122 RCC C/O 56 APO, EEs PDD and PHE and other concerned officers.