Jammu : Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, who is also the Additional Chief Executive Officer- Jammu Metropolitan Region Development Authority (JMRDA) on Friday chaired a meeting and reviewed the progress of work on the projects executed under JMRDA in five associated districts and discussed additional projects to be taken up under the Capex budget of JMRDA.
The JMRD Authority covers 5 districts of Jammu, Reasi, Udampur, Samba and Kathua comprising 30 tehsils and over 1107 revenue villages.
It was informed that the key objective of the Authority was to secure the orderly and planned development of the Metropolitan Region as per the Regional Development Plan.
The Authority prepares Infrastructural Development Plan (IDP) for the maintenance of a responsible standard of livability in the JMR including Roads, water supply, sewerage disposal, drainage, electricity, solid waste management, public transportation, parking and other amenities.
During the meeting, the Div Com took stock of present status of ongoing projects including construction of Parking/ Bus terminal, development of pathways, green spaces at Hiranagar Town, development of pathways amenities under Tawi River Front View project Jammu, development of Bus stand at Thandi Khui Vijaypur and other development projects
The concerned executing agencies apprised the Div Com about the progress on each project. It was informed that the work was in progress on the projects while some projects are at different stages of execution.
The Div Com directed all the concerned departments to expedite the pace of work on all the ongoing projects for their timely completion.
The Div Com also instructed the DCs to personally monitor the pace of work and also resolve land issues if any.
During the meeting Div Com also discussed new projects to be taken up under the Capex Budget of JMRDA.
The Deputy Commissioners apprised the Div Com about identified projects for the infrastructural development in their respective districts.
The Div Co. asked the DCs and concerned departments to identify the works which could be included in the plan like development of parking spaces, development of rotaries, road connectivity, sewerage network, public utility etc. He also directed them to immediately submit the proposals/ DPRs after consultation with the executing agencies of their respective districts for timely approvals of the same.
The meeting was attended by Commissioner JMC, Rahul Yadav; VC JDA, Pankaj Magotra; J&K Housing Board, Shabir Hussain; Financial Advisor & CAO JMRDA, Namisha Dogra; Architect JMRDA, Devinder Gupta; besides officers of Urban Local Bodies, Engineers of PWD, UEED, Architect J&K, Town Planners and other concerned while Deputy Commissioners of Kathua, Samba, Udhampur and Reasi attended the meeting through video conferencing.
Earlier, in a video conferencing meeting with concerned DCs the Div Com reviewed the land acquisition for Delhi-Katra Expressway project, Jammu Poonch National Highway. He also reviewed the disbursement of the compensation amount.
The Div Com discussed in detail the status of land acquisition. It was informed that the acquisition process has almost been completed while the disbursement of compensation is in progress.
The Div Com directed the concerned Deputy Commissioners to expedite the process of distribution of land compensation and complete the same in a time bound manner.
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