To review the progress of ongoing projects located in the vicinity of Indo-Nepal and Indo-China borders, secretary Border Management and Home Sushil Kumar convened a review meeting on Saturday where the chief secretary was present.

    Secretary Home has instructed to BRO, ITBP and CPWD officials to expedite the execution of the ongoing projects in coordination with the district administrations. Chief secretary asked the DMs to ensure that the works are completed at the earliest.

    The meeting threw the fact to the fore that the construction of 12 kilometer stretch between Kakrali gate and Thuligaad is facing technical snags. The officials concerned were asked to correct things soon. It was stated during the meeting that the forest clearance would be given for Tanakpur-Jolgivi road by October 10.

    It was decided at the meeting that 12 kilometer stretch out of the 135 kilometer road will be widened by December this year. Besides, 43 kilometer road between Tanakpur and Rupaligaad has been approved and construction of the remaining 75 kilometer road is being delayed due to proposed Pancheshwar dam. Things would be completed by 2018. Ghatiabagad-Lipulekh road would be constructed by March 2017.

    For the construction of New Sobla-Sela-Tedhang road on Indo- Nepal border, 10.269 hectare land falling in 10 villages at Dharchula of Pithoragarh district is yet to be acquired. CS asked the DM concerned to complete the acquisition in the next 10 days.

    It has been told that construction of Niti-Gailung, Sonam-PDA, PDA-Sumla and PDA-Maindy roads in the vicinity of the Indo-China border is running fast and things would be completed by October 2017.

    Besides, BRO’s Naga-Jadang, Chhastoli-Chatra, Sumna-Timkhim and Munsyari-Badiyaar bagad road are under construction. The BRO secretary was asked to convene regular monitoring and fix monthly targets.

    The meeting was attended among others by joint secretary Union Government Pradeep Gupt, DGP MA Ganapathy, principal secretary Home Umakant Panwar, secretary home Vinod Sharma, secretary BADP R Meenakshi Sundaram, secretaries PWD DS Garbyal and Arvind Singh Hyanki, IG SSB Shyam Singh, IG ITBP HA Goria and ADGP Intelligence Ashok Kumar. Fozzy Whittaker Authentic Jersey

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