J&K administration fast tracks blacktopping of roads in Srinagar amid COVID lockdown

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir), June 2 (ANI): As the COVID induced restriction in Jammu and Kashmir ease, the drive to macadamize damaged roads has begun in the Srinagar district. Taking advantage of fewer vehicles on the roads in the midst of the COVID pandemic, the administration commenced the blacktopping work in full swing. The project has been taken up by the Roads and Bridges (R&B) Department and is being supervised by concerned engineers. The aim of the drive is to make city roads more comfortable for people to travel and minimise road accidents, and travel time. The macadamization of roads is taking place during the daytime in Srinagar. At present, the blacktopping work is being expedited on Gupkar Road, Boulevard Road, Sonwar Bagh, Dal Gate and Batamaloo with heavy machinery aimed to complete the work within the scheduled timeline. Speaking to ANI, Mohsin Rasheed, a labourer said, "It is very appreciable of the administration that even in this situation."

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