Rajouri, September 20
Several road projects, in spite of getting government sanction extended ago, could not be began in Rajouri district as the departments concerned failed to get the forest department’s clearance due to lack of coordination.
Twelve road projects have been delayed as the executing agencies, which includes the PWD (R&B) and pradhan mantri gram sadak yojana (PMGSY) division, have failed to coordinate with officials of the forest division.
The road projects delayed by the PWD (R&B) contain stretches from Lam to Loha Katha, Kothian to Malgujran (below Nowshera division), Doongi to Panjgarain road, Agrati to Jabbar road and Muradpur to Mohalla Loharan road (below Rajouri division).
Executive Engineers, PMGSY, Rajouri and Budhal divisions, mentioned 5 road projects had been delayed in Rajouri division and 1 road project was delayed in Budhal division as clearance from the forest division was awaited.
MA Asad, Deputy Commissioner, expressed concern more than the unnecessary delay in the developmental projects, which includes roads, schools and Indian Technique of Medicines dispensary buildings at Panjgrain and Ghambhir Brahmna, respectively.
“The Assistant Commissioner, Income, has been directed to resolve the situation of the dispensaries although the Chief Education Officer has been asked to submit a factual report about college buildings,” the Deputy Commissioner mentioned.