CS reviews progress of Rail Link Project 

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Dec 28: Chief Secretary, B B Vyas today  chaired the 6th Apex Committee meeting to review the progress of Udhampur-Srinagar-Baramulla Rail Link (USBRL) Project.
Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), USBRL Project, Administrative Secretaries of the Departments of Planning, Power Development, Forest, Revenue, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Deputy Commissioners of Reasi and Ramban and other senior officers of the State Government and Railway Authorities were present in the meeting.
The latest status in regard to land acquisition in various sections of the Katra-Banihal Rail line in Reasi and Ramban districts and 132 KV Transmission Line from Katra to Reasi and Ramban to Sangaldan was reviewed in the meeting.
Chief Secretary noted with satisfaction the progress achieved in resolution of bottlenecks and asked DCs of Reasi and Ramban districts to complete the land acquisition proceedings at the few remaining project sites in the next 10 days. The Forest Department was also asked to expedite the proceedings in regard acquisition of forest land.
Chief Secretary asked the Railway Authorities to ensure that the pending compensation amount on account of land acquisition is released to the DCs immediately for timely disbursement to the land owners.


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