Guwahati, July 22 (NKTV): Assam Chief Minister Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma, while holding a meeting at PWD Convention Centre today with the Executive Engineers of the PWD (Roads) to review the progress of different schemes being implemented across the state, directed the officers to ensure time bound completion of all the ongoing projects to avoid cost escalation.
Taking stock of the progress of the scheme related works of all the PWD divisions of the state, the CM said that since roads reflect the quality of development of any state as people gauge the level of development by the quality of roads, he asked the engineers to accord top priority for the completion of the roads to avoid cost over-run.
Taking review of the implementation of PMGSY roads, Sarma asked the engineers to complete the construction of the roads on a war footing to ensure that the fruits of development reach the grass root level people at a fast pace.
He also took stock of the progress of the works under Central Roads and Infrastructure Funds (CRIF), SOPD, Rural Infrastructure Development Funds (RIDF).
During the meeting some project specific issues were flagged by the engineers as the Chief Minister helped them to resolve the issues to ensure expeditious competition of the scheme related works.
The Chief Minister also took stock of the works of the proposed elevated corridor at the NH 37 stretch of Kaziranga National Park. He also reviewed the progress of the construction works of the flyovers being constructed at Dispur, Maliagon, Sarab Bhatti in the city. While discussing on the proposed flyovers to be constructed from Chandmari to Noonmati and Rajgarh to Bhangagarh, the CM asked PWD Commissioner Rajesh Kemprai to study the feasibility and prepare a report for the projects to take their logical conclusion.
He also asked Commissioner PWD (Roads) to constitute a three member committee to assess the quality of constructions of the roads and rank them as per the superiority. He asked the PWD to work in synergy with Railways and resolve all issues coming in the way of construction activities of roads and flyovers.