Jammu Tawi, September 28
District Administration, Udhampur, in collaboration with Army and Border Roads Organisation has finalized construction of 1 Foot over Bridge, 2 Foot bridges and one double span bridge to decongest accident prone Military Hospital Chowk in Udhampur town.
District Development Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary along with Col G S Chandawat of Northern Command, Col Vishal Sharma of BRO, Jt Director Planning Rakesh Jamwal, Superintending Engineer PMGSY S Sehgal, ExEn PWD, DGM JKPCC, and senior officer from Revenue, Army, BRO and ULB conducted a joint visit on the spot for initiation of work.
Northern Command will be constructing a 16 Mtr long Foot Over Bridge on request of district administration while 2 foot bridges along the existing bridge at MH Chowk will be constructed by the administration under convergence. One double lane additional bridge parallel to the existing bridge has also been mooted at a cost of Rs 1.82 Cr for which DPR has been prepared. The work on 3 projects will commence within a fortnight while the double lane bridge will be initiated by the end of year. BRO has been asked for upgradation of road from Jakheni to College road by removal of encroachments, construction of drains and blacktopping of damaged parts.
The DDC expressed gratitude to Lt Gen N P S Hira, Chief of Staff NC and the GOC Northern Command for their prompt help which will go a long way in decongesting traffic, ensuring safety of commuters & pedestrian and providing vital infrastructure. He also directed the PWD to initiate work on 2 foot bridges along the existing bridge for commuters and connect with the FOB. He termed the project as an exemplary coordination between administration, army and BRO which will be a great relief for the locals.