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Meet the deadlines

Completion of developmental projects in time is an inescapable imperative 
11:20 PM Feb 26, 2024 IST | GK EDITORIAL DESK
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Work is in progress on a number of developmental projects in Srinagar city presently. The work is mainly being done under the Smart City Project. Work is also going on for the construction of three flyovers on the Srinagar Bypass Road at Nowgam, Sanatnagar and Bemina. Some other such works are also in progress in the city. The new Noor Jehan Bridge between Qamarwari and Noorbagh is missing deadline after deadline for long now. Last year the Srinagar Smart City Project was started and several works were completed. But still there are some other projects, which are awaiting completion.

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There are reports of slow pace of work from some areas. The residents are demanding speedy work for the completion of the projects. The Nowgam and Bemina flyovers too have missed deadlines a number of times in the past. There is a need to show seriousness in completion of the ongoing projects. The residents say that by demanding speedy work and timely completion of projects, they do not mean that work should by done hurriedly and the quality of work compromised. According to them, the completion should not be just for the sake of completion.

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The concerned executing agencies can take due time wherever they have to but should not unnecessarily slow down the pace of work and unnecessarily miss the deadlines. So far as the flyovers at Bemina and Nowgam and Noor Jehan Bridge are concerned, much time has been taken. The concerned authorities must see to it whether the pace has not slowed down in the works of Srinagar Smart City Project. If so, then the pace should be increased and work completed.

This winter provided enough time for work on the ground for projects in absence of the snowfall. So it is expected that further momentum is gained in spring and summer so that the projects are completed. The people are facing inconvenience due to dug up roads and roadsides. This is affecting the smooth vehicular traffic movement. And there are chances of mishaps in absence of safety measures. Recently, during the snowfall a car fell into a ditch on Sanatnagar Bypass road. Secondly, the completion of the projects will add to the facilities for the people. The flyovers can help easing the traffic congestion on these spots. Same is the case with Noor Jehan Bridge.

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