Mehbooba for early start of work on Sgr-Uri road

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti stressed the need for early start of work on Srinagar-Baramulla and Uri road widening while the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) will take up three more road projects in Jammu and Kashmir.

An official spokesman said that Director General (DG) of BRO Lt Gen Harpal Singh, called on the Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti here on Saturday and discussed several projects under execution in the State by his organization.

During the meeting, the Chief Minister sought details of the widening of Srinagar-Baramulla-Uri stretch of the National Highway and asked for early finalization of the Detailed Project Report (DPR).  She suggested making the entire stretch a green alignment and asked for constructing Bye Passes at Pattan and Baramulla to ensure that minimal dislocations of structures and utilities is effected and the developed areas remain untouched while the Highway is widened.

The DG BRO informed the Chief Minister that the DPR formulation for the project is being finalized and the suggestion for construction of Bye Passes at Pattan and Baramulla would be incorporated. The Chief Minister also pressed for construction of tunnels at Sadhna and Razdan Passes on Kupwara-Karnah and Bandipore-Gurez roads in order to provide round the year connectivity to the people of these areas. (AGENCIES)