Naeem Akhtar grieved over loss of lives in Kuligund accident

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By Fast Kashmir on 03/04/2017. No Comments

Jammu, April 3:  Expressing deep grief and anguish over the loss of lives in a landslide on Batote-Kishtwar road, Minister for Public Works Department, Mr Naeem Akhtar has asked the Chief Engineer R&B Department Jammu to immediately rush to the spot and take stock of the road restoration work in the area.

Two people including a three year old child were killed and two others were injured after a landslide hit Kuligund, Drabshala area on Batote-Kishtwar road on Monday.

The Minister said that given the vulnerability of this road stretch to landslides, the Chief Engineer R&B Jammu has been asked to work out the feasibility of providing an alternate link bypassing the existing susceptible stretch.

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“As soon as the feasibility report for the alternate link is finalized, the R&B Department would start work on it after fulfilling the requisite codal formalities,” the Minister said and added that Rs 90 crore already stand sanctioned for upgradation of Batote-Kishtwar highway.

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