Srinagar, Nov 16: Dr. Raghav Langer, Chief Executive Officer, J&K ERA/JTFRP today visited the project sites of 6 bridges being executed under JTFRP (Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project) funded by World Bank. Work on these 6 bridges is being executed by the state owned JKPCC (Jammu and Kashmir projects Construction Corporation) under the force account mechanism.
These bridge sites spread across District Baramulla which include construction of Wazza Mohalla bridge over Fristhar nallah, Wagela Bridge and Shrakwara Bridge over Ningli nallah, Wahdina Bridge, Gogjidaji Bridge (Sopore) and Trikolabal Bridge in Pattan with a cumulative cost of Rs 39.46 crores.
During the site visit CEO ERA was informed that work on all the bridges is in full swing and construction of foundations and base work in all the 6 bridges is underway.
CEO ERA also witnessed the routine quality tests like concrete strength test, construction material test that are being conducted regularly to ensure strict adherence to quality parameters.
Officers of JKPCC and Technical and Quality Audit Consultants of JTFRP were directed to ensure that quality parameters of work be strictly monitored and be also got cross checked from NABL accredited laboratories.
He further directed JKPCC to expedite pace of work on all the bridges in to ensure that works on all are completed within the set deadlines. Involvement of local workers in the construction work is being encouraged so that employment opportunities for locals are generated.
During the site visit CEO ERA also had an interaction with the local communities who expressed gratitude for taking up the construction of the bridges at these remote locations.
The construction of these bridges will provide all weather connectivity to the people living in these remote parts of District Baramulla to District headquarters and will also provide the inhabitants who mostly rely on horticulture and agriculture sector for livelihood with better market access.
Harkewal Singh, General Manager, JKPCC, Deputy General Manager, JKPCC, Team Leader Technical and Quality Control Consultants of JTFRP and other officers of JTFRP, JKPCC accompanied CEO ERA/JTFRP during his site visit.