JAMMU, Feb 23: Chanchal Kumar, the newly appointed Managing Director, National Highways Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd today called on Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, and discussed with him about the ongoing and upcoming projects of NHIDCL in J&K.
Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary was also present during the meeting.
The MD apprised the Lt Governor that NHIDCL is mainly involved in the upgradation of NH-244 which serves as alternative connectivity between Jammu and Srinagar, and 4 laning of Jammu-Akhnoor Road.
He informed that NHIDCL has 12 ongoing projects in Jammu region costing around Rs 5200 crore, and four ongoing projects in Kashmir region worth Rs 10,300 crore. He further informed that important and strategic upcoming projects in J&K including Jammu-Akhnoor (Package 1), Jammu-Akhnoor (Package-3 B), Sudhmahadev-Dranga Tunnel, and Singhpora-Vailoo Tunnel (under Sinthan Pass) are likely to be taken up.
Appreciating the efforts made by NHIDCL in building National Highways in J&K, the Lt Governor impressed upon the Managing Director NHIDCL that all the ongoing projects work be monitored closely so that they are completed in time.
During the meeting, the MD also mentioned that UT administration has rendered full assistance in land acquisition cases and various statutory clearances.
While interacting with the team of NHIDCL, the Lt Governor assured all support to the NHIDCL from the UT government for successful implementation of their future projects of strengthening the Highways network in J&K.