Commissioner Secretary Sahu reviews land acquisition progress, snow clearance, widening works on Kargil- Zanskar highway


Commissioner Secretary Sahu reviews land acquisition progress, snow clearance, widening works on Kargil- Zanskar highway

Appreciates efforts of district administration Kargil for completing land acquisition paperwork in record time and during extreme winter


Commission Secretary UT Ladakh, Ajeet Kumar Sahu today chaired a review meeting to assess the developmental works on Kargil-Zanskar Highway (NH-301) here today at Conference Hall, Baroo.

Assistant Commissioner Revenue A G Zargar, Chief Planning Officer (CPO) Abdul Hadi, Chief Engineer Mechanical Division Fareed Ali Chowdhary, Superintending Engineering PWD Circle Tashi Tundup, SDM Sankoo Ghulam Mohi-ud-din Wani, SDM Zanskar Sonam Dorjey, Executive Director NHIDCL Leh Col Rajeev Kumar, GM NHIDCL Kargil Col A K Shivkumar, , DGM, NHIDCL Leh Maj Anil Kumar besides concerned officers were present during the meeting.

The CS appreciated the district administration, the revenue field functionaries and concerned agencies for completing the papers for the acquisition of land in record time.

He lauded the contribution and dedication of revenue staff who did not stop working even during heavy snowfall and completed the work on stipulated time.

Sahu also applauded the mechanical department for its efforts and their relentless services in harsh climatic conditions in keeping the Kargil- Zanskar road open in winter season for the second time in a row.

During the meeting, matter pertaining to land acquisition, status of LA process was briefed and informed that documents for 3A of Package 1, 2 & 3 have been prepared and submitted to Deputy Commissioner Kargil.

The Commissioner Secretary directed Kargil ADM to expedite notification of 3A and complete the whole process, latest by February 28, 2022.

Related to Forest Assessment & LA in village Minjee, ED NHIDCL informed that LA assessment work in Minjee was disrupted. Further, the CS was informed that draft order has been forwarded to HQ NHIDCL and will be served on receipt of its approval shortly.

Regarding utility shifting, ED NHIDCL requested the UT Administration to issue direction to certify completion of all the utility shifting which was being done by EPC Contraction as per the specification so that their payment can be cleared.

About the realignment of NH-301 for 0 to 6 kilometres, Sahu was informed that as per the decision of UT Administration, work is not being done in the stretch of 6 km. A re-alignment proposal submitted by the NHIDCL Kargil be examined by a technical team in next two weeks.

Related to the pending documents of NH-301 from PWD, Ladakh, the ED NHIDCL requested for speedy handing over of pending documents and all related documents of liabilities. The CS directed the PWD officials to take necessary action on priority.

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