Directs pressing more men, machinery for road repair
Srinagar: To ensure hassle-free journey for commuters, the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today directed concerned officers to establish roadside amenities along historic Mughal road immediately.
The Divisional Commissioner made the direction while reviewing various issues pertaining to the road.
The Divisional Commissioner directed Chief Engineer Mughal Road to start repair work on 21 km stretch so that trucks loaded with essential commodities and fruits do not face inconvenience during travel.
Without disturbing fragile atmosphere on the Mughal Road, he asked concerned officers to establish Eco-friendly cafeteria, Bio Toilets, Pre Fabricated Structures for shelter sheds, Medical facilities, Automobile Workshops, communication system, Police and Traffic posts and other roadside amenities at each locations of Dubjan, Zaznar and Peer Ki Gali for commuters and tourists.
Disaster Management Department was also asked to deploy their men and equipment with blankets, sleeping bags, and tents with oxygen kits along with the locations.
Khan directed Director Tourism to complete the pending work of Tourist Reception Center (TRC) at Herpora, Shopian immediately so that more Tourists are attracted towards scenic locations along the road.
To clear snow on the Mughal road at the earliest, Mechanical Engineering Department (MED) will also establish subdivision there.
He emphasized upon the concerned departments to press more men and machinery and gear up the pace of works to complete all works within seven days.
Khan asked Deputy Commissioner to furnish the progress report of all works within eight days to the Divisional Commissioner’s office.
The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir stressed the concerned officers to remove all bottlenecks immediately so that the commuters do not face inconvenience during their journey on the Mughal Road.
Additional Commissioner Kashmir, Chief Engineer Mughal Road, Directors of Health, Disaster Management & Tourism, Regional Wild Life Warden and other concerned officers were present in the meeting whereas Deputy Commissioner Shopian participated the meeting through video conferencing.