JK R&B minister orders suspension of JE for sub-standard work

By News Agency of Kashmir

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Srinagar : Jammu and Kashmir Minister for Roads and Buildings Gulchain Singh Charak has directed the Chief Engineer R&B Kashmir to suspend the Junior Engineer and get explanation for Executive Engineer and Assistant Executive Engineer for allowing use of sub-standard material for black-topping on the two lanes of Bishamber Nagar Nowpora Srinagar.

He also directed Chief Engineer to reject the black-toping of these two lanes. “No payment should be made for the said black-toping”, he added.

Charak today visited Srinagar city areas and took stock of works.

During the visit to Dargah Hazratbal, he directed the Chief Engineer to immediately improve roads leading to shrine within two days.

At Ganthal Harwan, Charak directed Managing Director JKPCC Dalip Thusu to complete Asian Development Bank funded Ganthal bridge over Muloori nallah by the end of December this year. The 18 feet steel bridge is being constructed at a cost of Rs. 77 lakh. Minister was also accompanied by MLA Khem Lata Wakhloo.

Various deputations of these areas also met the Minister and highlighted their problems. He assured them that instructions were given to engineers in front of you to start upgradation work on these roads at the earliest.

Charak also inspected the upgradation work of road from Zathiyar to Old Nishat road.

Later Minister for R&B Gulchain Singh Charak during a meetings directed Divisional Authorities to ensure that Srinagar Municipal Corporation keep city clean and remove garbage from roads regularly.

Minister emphasized the need for keep surrounding and roads adjacent to mosque, shrines Eidgahs and other religious places free from garbage.

The meeting was attended by Secretary Urban Development, Secretary R&B, Shailendra Kumar, IGP Traffic, Mohd. Amin Shah, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Mehboob Iqbal, Vice Chairman Srinagar Development Authority, Chief Engineer R&B Kashmir, Chief Engineer PHE & Irrigation and other senior officers of R&B.

The Minister also directs PHE department to restrain from the cutting R&B roads without proper permission. He said there are number of complaints in the city, that the upgradation of roads by R&B department under Special City Road Development Plan are being cut by PHE without proper permission causing inconvenience to the people. This would not be tolerated, he added.