Stressing the need for commencing the Samalkot canal road widening work at the earliest, Joint Collector R. Mutyala Raju on Tuesday asked officials of various departments to ensure the project was completed in time.

At a meeting with officials here, Mr. Mutyala Raju reviewed the land acquisition, implementation of the relief and rehabilitation package, restoration of drinking water pipelines, electricity poles, and replacement of bus shelters and temples with the officials of the departments concerned.

He said the next round of review meeting on the canal road widening would be held on October 8, and wanted the officials to ensure progress in the work.