Fully restore NH at Mehar near Ramban: Ex-MLA

Excelsior Correspondent
RAMBAN, Oct 13: Former MLA from Ramban and JKPCC spokesman Ashok Kumar has urged upon the J&K Governor, Satya Pal Malik to ensure restoration of Jammu – Srinagar National Highway (NH-44), which is severely damaged and remains often blocked near Mehar between Nashri and Ramban due to the negligence of concerned construction company, causing frequent traffic disruptions.
The Ex-MLA further said that patients, students, security forces convoy, commuters and public transport passengers are badly suffering due to unplanned road cutting and mismanagement by M/s Gammon India Ltd and a local CPP Company operating on Nashri -Ramban stretch of the National Highway.
Mr Ashok further said that local company contractors who have taken this project from Gammon has not even made any arrangements for the public safety under Pollution Control Board. The peripheral people belonging to Dhalwas, Peerha, Chanderkote, Karol, Ramban, Maitra, Seri, Digdole, Marog and Neera are suffering badly due to heavy dust forged by unsafe cuttings and traffic bulk on un-metallic roads. The companies have severely disturbed the ecological setting of the landscape by dumping boulders and debris in the Chenab river at Mahar in Ramban.
Ex-MLA said, ” It is totally violation of the rules and norms fixed by the National Green Tribunals (NGT) and other concerned institutions like SPCB. Government must stress upon establishing two lanes black toppling for traffic bulk and public convenience and arrangements for public safety and smooth movement for the traffic. There should also be new plantation along the 4-Lane National Highway as lot of tress have been cut in this process,” Kumar added.


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