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No approach roads for many govt buildings, bridges in J&K

It is not only about completing the projects but more important is the outcome of the project for which the project was started spending huge amount of money. Several government buildings, bridges and other establishments in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir don’t have proper approach roads and connectivity. Due to this general public has to face problems.

Last year when some Administrative Secretaries visited the UT during Back to Village (B2V) program noticed that there were many government buildings constructed by spending huge amount of money lacked proper road connectivity.

As per reports, Poonch Degree College doesn’t have proper road connectivity and no seriousness was paid towards it at the time of preparing the Detailed Project Report (DPR). Not only this several buildings of the Health and Medical Education Department though constructed long back lacks proper connectivity and due to this several patients and doctors have to suffer.

The list doesn’t end here, since there are many such buildings who don’t have proper approach roads as well as various bridges in both Kashmir and Jammu divisions which have been constructed but lacks proper approach roads.

Various complaints were made by common people about lack of road connectivity system, during all the three phases of the Back to Village (B2V) Program.

Last year Roads and Buildings Department issued a circular in the month of October addressing to Administrative Secretaries “Many Government buildings related to the Health and Medical Education Department, Higher Education Department and other departments and bridges have been/being constructed utilizing Capex, Centrally Sponsored Scheme and Languishing Project resources without approach roads which is causing problems to the general public and not delivering public satisfaction after completion of mere projects.”

It was conveyed to all the Administrative Departments that while sanctioning the building projects they shall include approach road for government infrastructure in the Detailed Project Report in future.

But since past eight months the situation has not improved and the latest circular was issued by Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, who is also Financial Commissioner, Finance Department.

Dr Mehta mentioned that several Government buildings, bridges and other establishments are constructed by the executing agencies without approach roads which cause troubles to general public.

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