Ab Haq presents status report of 14 roads in Gool in House

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Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice Abdul Haq today gave the status report on 14 roads in Gool while responding to a calling attention notice by Mr Ajaz Ahmad Khan.
The Minister said Gool to Deeda (stage-I) road having a length of 9.30 Kms has been restored. He said 72% of the work has been completed and further work for the construction of the road is, however, held-up due to land related issues. Sanctioned has also been accorded for stage-II under PMGSY (phase-VIII) which is under tendering stage. He said, however, no response has been received despite repeated tenders.
The Minister said that 55% construction work of Gool-Gaggar Sulla road has been completed. He said however, the progress of the work was hampered due to heavy landslides, sinking zones, besides land acquisition and structures falling in the alignment. He said the road is proposed for restoration under the current financial year.
The Minister said that 91% of construction work of Dalwah- Mahkund road known as “Kenthamore to Mahakund road,” has been completed. He said however the further progress of the road got affected due to land acquisition/ removal of structures. He said the work is resumed and likely to be completed in August 2016 as the road has been restored by way of providing motor-path up to 4.00 Km out of 4.50 Km.
The Minister said that Gool- Jabbar road known as Perthulla to Tungli Jabber road is sanctioned under PMGSY (Phase-VI) for Stage-I and has been completed for fair-weather status in October 2013. He said the scheme has also been sanctioned under phase-VIII for stage-ll which is under tendering process.
The Minister said that Jaman-Gagra road has been sanctioned under PMGSY phase V for stage-I and 75% work of the road has been completed. He said the contractor has asked for foreclosure of the contract and the same is being considered for termination/foreclosure as per the merits of the case for which a committee has been constituted and balance works will be accordingly put to tenders. He said the road has been restored by way of providing motor-path up to 6.00 Km out of 8.00 Km (constructed length).
The Minister said that the Movelhote Sangalkundi to Sarote road stands sanctioned under PMGSY (phase-VII) for stage-I and 75% of the work has been completed. He said the scheme was held up due to minor damage but the work has been resumed by way of providing motor-path up to 8.00 Km out of 10.00 Km (constructed length) by deploying men /machinery.
The Minister said that “Ind to Maswa” scheme has been sanctioned under PMGSY (Phase-VII) for Stage-I and 32% of the work stands completed while the work stands foreclosed earlier and further work could not be taken up due to incompletion of the approach road namely “Mavalakote Sangalkundi to Sarote”. He said efforts are being made to expedite the upgradation of the approach road to fair-weather status.
The Minister said that “Gagger to Bhimdassa” road is sanctioned under PMGSY (phase V11) for stage-I and 48% of the work stands completed while the progress of the scheme has got hampered due to heavy landslides and washing away of 1.70 Km length in stretches including two zigs and washing away of railway access road in stretches which was not part of the project. He said recently the work has been resumed and is in progress while the road is likely to be restored up to constructed length of 6.00 Km shortly.
The Minister said that the Garhi to Jijabagli road is sanctioned under PMGSY (phase V) for stage-1 for a length of 18.78 Kms which was completed 4 years ago. He said large scale damages occurred on the said road due to September 2014 floods which were partially restored under SDRF as per availability of funds. He said however DPR for permanent restoration of the road has been formulated and efforts are being made to take up the same in the current financial year 2016-17. He said the scheme has also been sanctioned under phase-VIII for stage-II which is under tendering process.
The Minister said that Budhan to Lancha road was sanctioned under PMGSY (Phase VI) for Stage-I and the work was completed in October 2015 to fair-weather status. He said the initial 2.00 Kms of road is a shady portion and during winter season due to accumulation of frost the road surface does not permit movement of the traffic. He said for permanent restoration, DPRs have been formulated.
The Minister said that the road Chaklas to Dharian is sanctioned under PMGSY phase VIII for a length of 5.50 kms and earthwork has been completed upto 5 kms. He said that the land acquisition proceedings have not been completed by Revenue Department so far and award has not been issued till date as a result of which the land owners are not allowing the execution of the work.
The Minister said all out efforts shall be made to expedite the finalisation of the award for land / structure compensation and release of requisite funds.
The Minister said that Chittabas-Sildhai road is sanctioned under PMGSY Phase VII. He said that the damages occurred on the said road in September 2014 and heavy rains of Feb and March 2015 and 2016. He said temporary restoration of the road has been undertaken.
The Minister said that Parthkote-upper Challad road is sanctioned under PMGSY phase VII for stage-I for a length of 10 kms. He said that 8.20 kms have been completed. He said due to slides in last 300 mtrs, the road could not be made motorable. He said it was restored two months back but during the recent rains of June 2016, the road has again been blocked due to slips

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