GUWAHATI, July 22: While holding a meeting at PWD Convention Centre here on Thursday with the executive engineers of the PWD (Roads) to review the progress of different schemes being implemented across the state, chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, 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, Sarma 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 overrun. 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), etc.
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 completion of the scheme related works.
The chief minister also took stock of the work 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 the proposed flyovers to be constructed from Chandmari to Noonmati
With regard to the signature project, the chief minister emphasised on the need for early and qualitative completion of all the roads under the project. He also asked Commissioner PWD (Roads) Kemprai 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.
Commissioner and special secretary PWD (roads) Rajesh Kemprai, chief engineer and additional chief engineers, superintendent engineers and executive engineers of PWD were present at the meeting.