Srinagar: The High Court today sought response to the reports of completion of construction of Qazigund-Srinagar Highway and widening of Pantha Chowk road after handing it over to National Highway Authority of India.
The direction of filing of response to the reports of completion of these projects has been passed by the Division Bench of Chief Justice Pankaj Mithal and Justice Sanjay Dhar.
The report has been filed after the Court on previous hearing had expressed its concern for not taking effective progress and steps by the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) on maintaining the Srinagar -Jammu National Highway.
Court had also sought reports over the maintenance of Udhampur to Ramban and Banihal to Ramban sections of National Highway but no report about these sections have been placed before the court till date.
The reports revealed that construction work of the road has been completed and handed over to NHAI. The Court directed the petitioner to file his response to the report of Authority within one month.
The existing condition of road stretching right from Udhampur to Chenani and Chenani to Banihal, is precariously shabby and that the concerned Contractors are not maintaining the said roads as per the required level and in this regard authorities were supposed to inform the court over progress for maintaining these roads. However, no such information in the shape of status report has been filed before the court.