Div Com Ladakh reviews status of languishing projects at Kargil

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Kargil, Mar 26: Divisional Commissioner Ladakh Saugat Biswas reviewed progress of languishing projects being taken up by different departments in the district at a meeting of the district officers here today.
Deputy Commissioner Kargil Baseer ul Haq Choudhary, Additional Deputy Commissioner Sonam Chosjor, Chief Planning Officer Tashi Tundup, Executive Engineers of R&B, I&FC, PHE and Suru Valley Division Sankoo, sectoral heads of various departments besides other concerned officers were present in the meeting.
While reviewing the progress on various languishing projects being executed under different sectors like PHE, PWD (R&B), Health, Education, District Youth Services & Sports and other sectors, the Div Com directed the concerned officers to take appropriate and efficient steps for timely completion of these projects for optimum results.
It was informed in the meeting that under R&B sector, 61 projects amounting to Rs 306.33 crores, under irrigation 32 projects amounting to Rs 17.99 crores and 6 projects under PHE at a cost of Rs 16.38 crores have been approved by the High Powered Committee (HPC).
It was further informed that the projects include the construction of 2 Sub District Hospitals in the district at a cost of Rs 17.40 crores, Ice Hockey Rink at Kurbathang at cost of Rs 37.97 crores, motorable bridges at a cost of Rs 9.60 crores, construction of irrigation khuls, lift irrigation schemes and protection bunds at a cost of 7.77 crores, construction of playfields, motorable bridges, link roads and buildings at a cost of Rs 237.66 crores besides the construction and reactivation of water supply schemes, water reservoir tanks and drilling of hand pumps at a cost of Rs 15.89 crores.
The Div Com directed the officers to submit all-inclusive details about the status of tendering for the execution of work on these projects.
He also stressed on officers to prepare and submit the tender documents for all projects within a week’s time so that necessary permission to carry out tendering process and allotment of works could be sought from the Election Commission of India (ECI) in keeping with the ECI guidelines during the Model Code of Conduct (MCC).
The Div Com directed officers to work with added zeal and enthusiasm to ensure that all projects are tendered out within the next 30 days with prior approval of the ECI.
He also asked to the concerned officers to further gear up their men and machinery for quality and timely completion of these development projects well in time keeping in view the limited working season in the district.