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DCs to expedite land acquisition cases of BRO Roads: Div Com Jammu

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Directs to facilitate Project Sampark & Beacon authorities in minor minerals availability

JAMMU, NOVEMBER 06: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer today reviewed the progress on land acquisition cases of Border Road Organization (BRO) under SAMPARK and BEACON, here at a meeting with concerned officers and Deputy Commissioners.

The meeting was attended by Chief Conservator of Forest, Engineers of BRO, SAMPARK, Beacon, Chief Engineer PWD, Additional Commissioner and other concerned officers while Deputy Commissioners of Jammu division along with other concerned officers attended the meeting through video conferencing.

The Sampark Engineers apprised the Div Com of pending land acquisition cases in various districts of the Division. Threadbare discussions were held on each case and the DCs informed about the current status of pending land acquisition cases besides informing about status of disbursement of compensation to land owners.

The Div Com asked the DCs to resolve all the pending land acquisition cases pertaining to BRO in their respective districts for early completion of Sampark projects. He also instructed the concerned DCs for early disbursement of compensation amount where pending.

The meeting was informed that the BRO has completed major roads and bridges in different districts and the work on many roads and bridges is in progress and would be completed within stipulated time frame to improve the inter district road connectivity.

While reviewing progress of work by 13 Border Road Task Force (13 BRTF), it was informed that (13 BRTF) has recently completed a number of roads like Agra Chak-RS Pura – Dablehar – Arnia Khaur, Akhnoor-Sohal-Kalith-Sellawali-Palanwalla, Battal – Mala, Kapagala – Battal, Parol-Korepannu- Rajpura, Dogra Mandir – Parol – Janial – Bamial, Satwari- Mandal-Makwal, Battal – Narojian – Katao, Zero end to Kachriyal View Point, Domel-Jindra-Kharta, Dhar- Udhampur roads etc, while work is in progress on  Chadwal-Sanjimore – Paharpur – Simbal, Dayalchak-Ramkot, Basoli-Bani.

The concerned officer also gave a powerpoint presentation and apprised the Div Com about the issues that need to be addressed for speedy work.

The Div Com had threadbare discussions on each project/ work and directed the concerned DCs to resolve all the projected issues on priority.

Similarly, the concerned officer of 31 Border Road Task Force also apprised about the completed projects and roads under construction besides issues needed to be resolved.

The issues pertaining to Land Acquisition, Forest clearance, issuance of Short Term Permits for minor minerals etc were discussed.

The Div Com instructed the Deputy Commissioners to follow the permissions of STPs so that STP can be issued to meet the requirements of minor minerals to BRO for expeditious completion of work.

The Div Com took strong note of delayed payments of compensation in some districts and directed the concerned officers to put in place a mechanism for reconciliation of data and ensure the compensation amount is disbursed to the land owners in time.

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