Omar to Kamal Nath: Ensure maximum jobs for locals
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Last Updated: Monday, August 23, 2010, 22:07
Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah has requested the Union Road Transport and Highways Ministry to ensure that locals get maximum jobs in the Jammu-Srinagar national highway project.

In a letter to Union Minister Kamal Nath today, Omar underlined the need for giving preference to people of the state in NH-1A project to help address the problem of unemployment, an official spokesman said.

He sought directions to the companies undertaking construction of roads and tunnels for engaging educated youths including technical, skilled and unskilled workers.

Omar also called for providing sub contracts to locals. In his letter, he stressed on including flyovers at Bemina and Sanantnagar on Srinagar bypass and Greater Kailash on Jammu bypass in the Rs 10,000-crore highway project.

Highlighting these demands, Omar said "I would, therefore, request you kindly to issue necessary directions to the concerned so that these two issues are appropriately addressed.

"Needless to say that we in this state are facing serious problem of unemployment and therefore, it is extremely necessary that the companies which come to execute the NH-1A project in the state give professional treatment to locally available educated youths including technical, skilled and unskilled workers and locally available sub contractors".

Last week, Omar had reviewed the status of the project at a high-level meeting here.


First Published: Monday, August 23, 2010, 22:07

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