Jammu, Apr 12: Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar today inspected various mega projects being executed by Public Works Department (R&B) and Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) in Jammu city.
Vice Chancellor, Cluster University of Jammu Prof Anju Bhasin, Chief Engineer, PWD (R&B) Jammu Sudheer Shah, Managing Director, JKPCC Vikar Shanthoo, General Manager Javed Iqbal, Executive Engineers and other engineers of the department accompanied the Minister during the visit.
The Minister inspected the ongoing construction work on 100 bedded Rajiv Gandhi Memorial Hospital at Gangyal being constructed at the cost of Rs. 22.17 crore. He was informed that the building would be completed by end of 2019 which would house the facilities of OPD, Ultrasound, X-day, Blood bank and 50 bedded Children’s hospital.
While inspecting 200 bedded Government Maternity Hospital at Gandhi Nagar, being constructed at the cost of Rs. 50 crore, the Minister directed the engineers to complete the left over works by the end of June this year.
Expressing dismay over the sluggish pace of works, the Minister said that the work on the hospital should be completed in the said time or strict action would be taken against those responsible for delay in execution of works.
The Minister also inspected School of Humanities and Liberal Arts at MAM College being built at the cost of Rs. 3.34 crore. He was informed that the building would be handed over to the University authorities soon. He congratulated the department and RUSA authorities for completing the works within stipulated time frame and maintaining quality in the execution of works.
The Minister also inspected newly constructed Complex of Department of BCA housing six classrooms, two computer labs, two libraries and two conference halls constructed at the cost of Rs. 7.49 crore by JKPCC.
He also visited School of Engineering, Technology and Computer Technology, Cluster University of Jammu in Govt. College for Women, Gandhi Nagar to be constructed at the cost of 4.46 crore, besides Hostel building and canteen block at the cost of Rs. 3.25 crore and Rs. 44 lakh respectively.
The Minister also inspected the Administrative Block of Cluster University coming up at the cost of Rs. 4.46 crore and School of Sciences at GGM Science College, Classroom Block and Canteen Block at the cost of Rs. 4.46 crore, Rs. 4.46 crore and Rs. 44 lakh respectively.
It was further informed that the work on central library and Auditorium Block to be executed at the cost of Rs. 8.92 crore and Rs. 4.46 crore respectively would be completed soon. The Minister directed for landscaping of the area by involving the students and the experts.
Later, the Minister reviewed the works being executed at Women Hostel Block in Govt Medical College and Government Dental College, Jammu and directed the engineers to complete the works within the fixed timelines.