Jammu and Kashmir High Court recently asked some valid questions about Srinagar Jammu highway and asked the authorities to explain their position on how and why this remains disrupted for traffic for days together without any permanent solution.
Observing that the Jammu-Srinagar National Highway had become a death trap for commuters, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court recently said that it believed that the existing condition of the road, stretching from Udhampur to Chenani and Chenani to Banihal, was precariously shabby and that the contractors concerned were not maintaining the said roads as per the required level.
Division bench of Jammu and Kashmir High Court said that they hope that the authorities will take all possible steps and the agency for maintaining the road that is National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) to redress this concern with regard to the ongoing widening of the road stretches.
In this regard, the Bench directed Jammu and Kashmir Chief Secretary to convene a meeting of the Commissioners /Secretaries to the government, Revenue Department, Power Development Department, and Forest Department and ascertain the difficulties, concerning the Government of J&K, being faced by the NHAI in the completion of the entire project, as explained by the NHAI in its status report.
The court further directed the Chief Secretary to accordingly issue all possible directions to the authorities concerned for the removal of the difficulties at the earliest.
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