Katra-Banihal Railway Project DC Ramban reviews progress; resolves bottlenecks hindering execution of work

Katra-Banihal Railway Project

DC Ramban reviews progress; resolves bottlenecks hindering execution of work

RAMBAN, SEPTEMBER 15: Deputy Commissioner, Nazim Zai Khan, today directed executing agencies to consult local SDMs, Collectors as well as his office to resolve the issues causing unnecessary delay in the construction of the prestigious Katra- Banihal Railway project.

Officers of the Revenue Department were directed to resolve all bottlenecks hindering execution, while the DDC chaired a high-level meeting to review the progress of the Railway project going on in the District.

ADC, Ashok Sharma; Dy. Chief Engineer Railway, Hussain Khan; SDM, Gool, Gias-Ul-Haq; SDM Ramsoo, Dilmir Choudhary; CGM, Northern Railway, K Anant Rao; CGM, IRCON, Sangrah Morya; and several other senior officers and representatives of construction agencies attended the meeting.

During the meeting a detailed discussion was held on various bottlenecks including issues of Geology Mining, issuance of NOC from Fisheries and other departments, compensation of damaged trees and agriculture land, rent case besides generation of employment opportunities for local youths.

Most of the issues were resolved on the spot by the DC and gave the directions to all concerned officers to cooperate with executing agencies by providing all possible help so that they can meet the deadline to complete the national project within prescribed time.

The DDC also reviewed the progress of construction works section wise and discussed all issues and problems being faced by the construction agencies.

He directed the SDM Banihal to visit railway construction sites to resolve local issues raised by the construction company. Collector land acquisition Railways was also directed to visit the railway working area to remove the bottlenecks hindering the pace of progress. He also directed the railway authorities to organize frequent virtual meetings in this regard apart from the regular meetings.

He directed the railway authorities to complete the remaining part of the project from Katra to Banihal within the prescribed time. He assured full support to the executing agencies for the timely completion of the project.

A detailed deliberation was also held on various development activities that have been proposed by the District administration under CRS.