DDC Kupwara reviews progress on NH-701, RKCTC project

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KUPWARA: The District Development Commissioner (DDC) Kupwara, Ayushi Sudan Thursday chaired a meeting here to review progress on National Highway- 701, RKCTC (Rafiabad-Kupwara-Chowkibal-Trehgam-Chamkote) National Highway project. The deliberations focused on inter-departmental coordination, submission of draft awards, Section 3D, section 3G, utility shifting, ROW issues and resolving bottlenecks for smooth execution of this important road project.

The DDC meticulously reviewed the status of Langate Bye-Pass, Kupwara Bye-Pass, Trehgam Bye-Pass and curve improvement at Braripora, Vodhpora, Nutnoosa, Drugmulla, Bomhama, Gulgam and Hiri and directed the concerned departments to ramp up the process and complete it within the stipulated time frame.

She stressed the need for close coordination among the stakeholder departments and agencies involved in the execution of the NH-701, RKCTC project. The DC directed the officers to work in a complete synergy, so that this crucial national highway project is completed without any delay. She directed the concerned departments to follow the timelines strictly and submit the draft awards and other necessary requirements within their timeframe.

The DDC directed the Beacon authorities to video graph the joint surveys, alignments and share ROW maps and copies of utility shifting projects with the Revenue officers. She emphasized the concerned officers to be meticulous and take the services of the best teams as there is no scope of any error in this vital road project.

She stressed upon the revenue officers to keep a close vigil on the acquired land for the highway project so that it is not encroached upon. Earlier, Officer Commanding 109, RCC Beacon, V.V Sharma appraising the chair said that the total length of the NH-701, RKCTC Project is 119 kms. Under Package-1, from Delina to Guglosa 51- kms of the highway project has been approved, most portion of the land for the road project under Package -1 has been acquired and tender has been allotted.

From Gugloosa to Chamkote, remaining 68- kms of the national highway length area has been sanctioned by MoRT&H under Package-2 for which DPR formulation is underway. The meeting was attended by the Additional Deputy Commissioner Handwara, Aziz Ahmad Rather; ACR Kupwara, SDM Karnah, Executive Engineers, OC- Beacon, concerned Tehsildars, Chief Horticulture Officer Kupwara and other concerned officers.

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