DDC inspects progress of work on development projects in Rajouri town

Rajouri: District Development Commissioner, Rajesh K Shavan today conducted an extensive tour of the Rajouri town and inspected the ongoing developmental works being executed in different areas.

Among others, ACR, Tahir Mustafa Malik; Additional SP, Vivek Shekhar; Tehsildar Rajouri, Mohd Rafeeq; EO MC Rajouri, Mohd Yaqoob; AEE PWD North, Mohd Qasim; AEE PWD South, Server Mehmood besides other concerned officers accompanied the DDC.

President MC Rajouri, Mohd Arief; President Beopar Mandal, Rajesh Gupta; Ward Counsellor, Pushpinder Gupta; WARD COUNSELLOR, Sanjay Sharma and other prominent citizens also accompanied the DDC during his tour.

The projects inspected included double laning of Abdullah Bridge, Circular Road, Bela Road Old Bus Stand, Labour Commissioner’s office building and GMC Rajouri.

It was informed that the work on retaining wall and shingle is in progress on Circular Road, which is an important alternate link within the town connecting New Bridge to Tariq Bridge, thereby reducing the overall distance by around 4-5 kilometers.

Inspecting the progress on Bella road, which connects Alternate Abdullah Bridge to Rajouri–Thanamandi road, by passing congested Gujjar Mandi Chowk, the DDC asked the concerned to work in double shifts and make sure that the work on the road is completed in twenty days.

The DC also inspected the progress on building of the Labour Department and asked the concerned Executing Agency to complete the work on the building by 25th July.

At Old Bus Stand, the concerned officer informed that the work of Wet Mix macadamization is complete and the work on blacktopping would be started soon.

Inspecting the progress on Rs 4.78 crore double-laning of 120 meter Abdullah Bridge, the DC was informed that the project has been approved under languishing scheme. The DDC expressed satisfaction over the work progress and asked the Executing agency to complete the project by July end this year.

At Government Medical College Rajouri which is being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 139 crore, the DDC expressed dismay over the sluggish work performance of the Executing Agency on Administrative and Academic block. He set one month deadline for completing the work on both the blocks and warned the contractor for blacklisting if the said work is not completed within set deadlines.

At Sheema Crossing Chowk, the DDC asked the PWD and MC Rajouri to take concrete measures for the beautification of the Chowk for it being the main entry point to the town.

Meanwhile, the DDC also visited main market areas to review the implementation of the COVID related SOPs. He urged upon the people to keep following the Covid Appropriate Behaviour to stay safe.

The DDC appealed to them to get themselves inoculated for COVID19 and said that vaccination and Covid appropriate behaviour are the two ultimate weapons to defeat the pandemic.


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