MD, NHIDCL inspects Bla-Gulmarg road, takes stock of its development work

 

BARAMULLA : The Managing Director (MD), National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited (NHIDCL), Keshav Kumar Pathak accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Bhupinder Kumar and other concerned functionaries today paid inspection of Baramulla-Gulmarg National Highway to take stock of its development works.

On the occasion, the DC briefed the Managing Director about its current status and position wherein he informed that the road, having a length of 42.80 km, is being upgraded at an estimated cost of Rs 152.43 cr. He further added that the road was declared as National Highway 701A in 2018 by the Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways.

After taking a comprehensive review of the road and other related aspects, K K Pathak exhorted upon the executing agencies to ensure that it is completed well within the fixed timeline. He emphasized to ramp up the pace of work by mobilizing all the available resources productively and efficiently.

The Managing Director also highlighted the importance of the project from a tourism point of view and said that it will help to boost tourism by means of rapid connectivity of the region with world famous tourist destination Gulmarg.

Moreover, he stressed to work in coordination and cohesion besides, he also directed to sort out all bottlenecks and impediments in a time bound manner so that the execution work is not affected in any way.

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