Senator N Vohra Saturday led a gathering to audit the pace at which the essential Z Morh and Zojila burrow ventures and certain real street ventures are being executed by the National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited.

The audit meeting was gone to by Advisors to Governor B Vyas and Khurshid Ahmed Ganai; Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam; Managing Director, NHIDCL, Nagendra Nath Sinha; Principal Secretary to Governor, Umang Narula; Principal Secretary to Govt. Arranging Development and Monitoring Department, Rohit Kansal; Commissioner, Revenue Department, Shahid Anayatullah; Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan; Commissioner Forest Department Saurabh Bhagat; Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal Dr Piyush Singla; Executive Director NHIDCL Sanjeev Malik; General Manager (P) M.G. Vijay Kumar; DGM (P) Ram Bachan Shivali;

Overseeing Director, NHIDCL made an introduction to illuminate that under the Z Morh Tunnel Project, 42 percent of the physical advance had been accomplished on account of uncovering works and of the focused on 13,000 m of unearthing 5,489 m has been finished and a Ventilation Tunnel of 596 meter length had been finished.

The work on Z-Morh Tunnel, with an aggregate length of 6.5 km alongwith its methodologies, is being developed between the towns of Rezan and Shetkari on Srinagar – Leh Highway. It is wanted to be finished in April 2020.

Vohra likewise explored the advance of Zojila Tunnel which will give all climate all year availability between Srinagar, Kargil and Leh.

It was educated that Zojila Tunnel will decrease the movement time from 3 hrs to 15 minutes. Work on this passage, began in May 2018, is required to be finished in May 2025.

Senator talked about in detail the proposed ventilation and different offices in both these passages and coordinated Dr. Piyush Singla, Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, to quickly conclude area for setting up Medical offices with CCU and situating of Specialists, particularly for coronary care and high height illnesses. He coordinated Chief Engineer PDD to earnestly get ready DPR for giving continuous 3X 10 MVA control supply for work in both the Tunnels.

The gathering additionally assessed development of Approach Road to Western Portal of the Zojila Tunnel.

Sinha educated that an itemized consider is being directed alongside the Snow and Avalanches Study Establishment for development of this 20 km extend which has roughly 30 torrential slide inclined destinations and the work has just been granted.

While looking into the status of four-laning of the Jammu-Akhnoor Highway, Governor requested that Advisor Ganai visit the locales which are confronting issues identifying with arrangements, broadening, moving of utilities, arrive securing, and so on and choose the same on the spot, as could be allowed.

Representative coordinated Anayatullah, Commissioner Revenue and Bhagat, Commissioner Forests, to guarantee earnest determination of issues identifying with Land Acquisition, Forest freedom and Tree Fellings.

He likewise looked into physical advance of the proposed Alternate Highway on Chenani – Sudhmahadev – Goha – Khellani – Kishtwar – Sinthan Pass – Khanabal area of NH-244 and coordinated early fruition of land obtaining and woods clearances. Sinha, educated that streets from Chatroo to Sinthantop (60 percent finished) and Sinthan Top to Khanabal (30 percent finished) are being enhanced through customary upkeep.

Representative requested that Chief Secretary Subrahmanyam take an early gathering to settle all issues in regards to the arrangement of security cover to the whole staff occupied with the Tunnel Projects and settle related issues with the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Representative wanted CS to take month to month gatherings to audit the two Tunnels and the undertakings talked about in the present gathering and guarantee against any postpones holding up the pace of works.


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