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‘19 affected villages of Gool, Ramban to get compensation’

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RAMBAN: To discuss and resolve various issues impending execution of Sawalkote Hydel Project, District Development Commissioner Ramban Mohammad Aijaz on Saturday convened a joint meeting of engineers of State Power Development Corporation (SPDC), project managers of construction companies and officers of revenue and forest.
The main issues discussed in the meeting included status of land acquisition, forest clearance, construction of link road, abetments for bridge, establishment of workers colonies, realignment of road from Ramban to Sawalkote, shifting of utilities and many other issues impending mega project.
The meeting was attended by Collector for Sawalkote project (SDM Gool) Zameer Reshu, Chief Engineer JKSPDC Mohd Hanif, Nodal officer Swalkote Project Vijay Nagri, XEN CCD-1 Sawalkote Rakesh Sharma, HCC Project Manager Ravinder Singh, A/M HCC Ajit Singh, DFO Amrik Singh and other officers.
District Development Commissioner also emphasised on early completion of abetments work for bridge on Sawalkote road and proper demarcation of forest land already acquired by the corporation along project site. He also said that full support shall be given to corporation for smooth execution of the Hydel Project which is otherwise a hope of rural masses in general and development of these hilly pockets in particular.
He further envisioned that periodical meetings shall be conducted for reviewing the progress of different works associated with mega hydel project.
Earlier, Collector Sawalkote Project informed that a total of 19 villages of Gool and Ramban are to be affected by the project out of which the land acquisition for seven has been completed so far besides acquiring the land for constructing workers colonies at village Tanger.

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