The Administrative Council (AC), which met here under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha, approved the proposal of the Revenue Department for rehabilitation of six families whose structures are coming under National Highway Jammu to Srinagar Project at village Dhalwas, Tehsil & District Ramban where a patch of land measuring 4 Kanals and 11 Marlas is required for construction of the NH.
Farooq Khan and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, Advisors to the Lieutenant Governor, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, J&K and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the Lieutenant Governor attended the meeting.
Rehabilitation of these affected families and consequent availability of land patch has removed a major bottleneck in completion of the prestigious project of strategic importance. The Government is keen to ensure early completion of NH-44 to ensure reliable connectivity to Kashmir Valley.
Four laning of NH-44 has been completed at multiple segments and recently the Navyug tunnel has also been completed which is expected to significantly improve the connectivity to valley, especially during winters when adverse weather conditions have led to frequent closure of highway in past.
Completion of four laning of NH-44 will play an important role for economic, industrial, social and cultural development, better road connectivity and employment generation opportunities in the region.