Tuesday, February 27
LG Mishra in attendance, Nitin Gadkari reviews progress on NH301

LG Mishra in attendance, Nitin Gadkari reviews progress on NH301

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A&N LG meets Mishra as 2 UTs vow to strengthen ties
LEH: Union Minister for of Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari on Tuesday chaired a meeting to review the progress of the National Highway Project NH301 (Kargil-Zanskar) Road, along with Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh Brigadier B D Mishra.

The crucial meeting overseeing the advancements in various National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation (NHIDCL) projects in five states and union territories including Ladakh, was also attended by Vijay Kumar Singh, Minister of State of Road Transport and Highways of India, Ladakh Member of Parliament Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, Secretary NHIDCL Anurag Jain, NHIDCL MD Mahmood Ahmed, NHIDCL Director (A&F) Anshu Manish Khalkho, along with other officials.

The ongoing NHIDCL projects in the states of West Bengal, Uttarakhand and Union Territories of Ladakh, J&K, and Andaman & Nicobar Islands were reviewed by Gadkari in the meeting held Dr Ambekar Interactional Center in New Delhi.

Regional Officers, Authority Engineers, and contractors from these states and union territories also joined the discussion including Abdul Mutalib, Chief Engineer, PW(R&B)/PMGSY and Syed Mehdi, Executive Engineer, PW(R&B) Division, Sankoo, Kargil, from Ladakh union territory.

The meeting focused on reviewing the progress of the National Highway Project NH301 (Kargil-Zanskar) Road in Ladakh, an official said.

“Gadkari was briefed by the NHIDCL top brass of the achievements so far, and also the hurdles being faced. The Minister appreciated the ongoing work, and called for timely completion of the work, asserting that the quality must not be compromised in any way,” informed the official.

With its focus on ensuring year-round accessibility, the Centre government has put its weight behind the upgradation of Kargil-Zanskar road on National Highway 301 in Ladakh.

The National Highways and Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited started the work on the ambitious project a couple of years ago, taking up up-gradation and widening work on the 230-kilometre-long Kargil-Zanskar national highway in a bid to make it an all-weather road.

The project, with the desired length of 230 kilometres, has been divided into eight packages for execution. Once completed, it will ensure all-weather connectivity between Kargil and the remote Zanskar valley.

It will also prove to be a valuable infrastructure asset for the movement of troops and heavy weapons and equipment, especially on the completion of the Shinku La Tunnel, the work on which had started in June last year.

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor of Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Admiral D K Joshi met Lieutenant Governor of Ladakh Brigadier B D Mishra and discussed with him the initiatives to strengthen relations between the two union territories.

“@Admiral_DKJoshi on visit to #NewDelhi for #NationalHighway #Projects meeting met Hon’ @lg_ladakh Brig (Dr) BD Mishra. Discussed further initiatives to strengthen National Integeration ties between the two UTs in various sectors,” the media cell of Lt. Governor’s Secretariat, A&N Islands, wrote on X.

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