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Chief Secretary reviews progress of Ring Road Projects

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JAMMU, FEBRUARY 17: Chief Secretary, B B Vyas Saturday chaired a meeting here to review the progress of Srinagar, Jammu ring road projects.

Financial Commissioner, Revenue, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Director NHAI, J&K, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu and other senior officers of the State Government were present in the meeting. Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Deputy Commissioners of Budgam, Pulwama, Srinagar, Baramulla, Bandipora and Ganderbal districts participated via video conferencing.

Chief Secretary noted with satisfaction the progress achieved in the land acquisition proceedings in Srinagar ring road project, where most of the land acquisition proceedings are at its final stages and land is being handed over to the NHAI by next week. In regard to Jammu ring road project, it was informed that 90% of the land in Jammu for the project has already been handed over to the NHAI.

Chief Secretary asked DCs to submit Utilization Certificates (UCs) of the disbursed compensation amount on account of land acquisition to the NHAI so that balance compensation amount is released to them. He asked NHAI to ensure that the pending compensation amount on account of land acquisition is released to the DCs immediately for timely disbursement to the land owners.

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