Construction work on much awaited Road from GHSS Degwar to New Betar Bridge to start soon: Poonch Admin
POONCH TODAY NEWS
POONCH, OCTOBER 29: All set to provide major relief to the residents of village Degwar, the district administration Poonch has received the authorisation for construction of Approach road from GHSS Degwar to New Betar Bridge. It has been a long pending demand of the people of village Degwar and nearby Panchayats.
Earlier, a 165 Mtr Steel Girder Bridge was constructed at Dalhan over Betar Nallah along with 450 Mtr approach by Jammu & Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) in the year 2021-22. The bridge is not fully functional as a 1080 Mtr stretch connecting the bridge with main road is yet to be up-graded/constructed. The inhabitants of the area were demanding immediate completion/up-gradation of 1080 Mtr stretch between right approach of the bridge to the Higher Sec. School Degwar to make the bridge fully functional and traffic worthy.
The residents of Degwar village have expressed great happiness over the efforts of the district administration for the construction of this road. “We hope that there will be more developmental works in the area and the people will gain confidence that the current administration is executing works as per the aspirations of the people,” they said. It is pertinent to mention that the village Degwar is a border village and this road will reduce the commuting distance from the district headquarters and benefit a population of 20 thousand by connecting ten Panchayats. As per the Order issued by the Chief engineer PWD(R&B) Jammu technical Sanction has been accorded for the work at an estimated cost of Rs.189.28 lakh. Further, Deputy Commissioner Poonch has directed the executing agency to immediately float tenders for the road so that the work could be completed well in time.