Beacon to spend Rs 6000 Cr in next 15 years in JK

IRFAN RASHID

Srinagar:

Chief Engineer, Beacon, Brigadier AK Das Tuesday asserted Beacon has earmarked Rs 6,000 Cr for  next 15 years for developmental projects in Jammu and Kashmir.
While addressing a press conference at its headquarters at Rangreth, Brigadier said that 4,000 kms of roads in the State have been constructed by the beacon in the last 55 years.
“Since J&K is not having railway connectivity to its major part and the people are totally dependent on roads, so there is a heavy responsibility on beacon too in building and maintaining the roads,” he said.
He said 4 lane road from Tata motors to HMT shall be opened in this month.
Giving details about the completed projects, he said, “Beacon has contributed a lot in terms of construction of lifelines like road Jammu-Srinagar, Uri-Leh, Batote-Anantnag, Baramulla-Tangdhar, Sumbal-Kaobalgali, Kupwara-Machhal, Kupwara-karen and Handwara-Kaiyan.”
He said: “We are engaged in double lane projects of NH1, NH244 and NH701. We are also constructing snow bound specification roads to the remote areas along LoC viz Keran sector, Machal, Gureiz valley and Kaobalgali. We are working on 1800 km road network in remote areas.”
Brigadier said the inclusion of e-tendering has brought transparency in our system.
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