Dr Abid ,CEO ERA/JTFRP takes stock of resumption of
works in valley, impresses upon speedy & quality infrastructure development to galvanize local economy of Valley
JAMMU, JUNE 3: With a dual objective of the resumption of the developmental activities and restoration of the economic activities in the Valley for the creation of employment opportunities among the locals in thePost- COVID scenario, Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Chief Executive Officer, J&K Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) & Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project ( JTFRP ) directed the officials of the project Management Unit JTFRP to restart work on projects across districts within the Kashmir division.
During the meeting CEO, JKERA/JTFRP was informed that JKERA/JTFRP has so far resumed work on the different prestigious Infrastructure projects in North, Central & South Kashmir. It was revealed that work has been resumed on the Construction of State of the Art 5 –storeyed additional Block at Lal Ded Maternity Hospital Srinagar being executed by JTFRP through Project Implementation Unit, JKPCC at an estimated cost of Rs 132.5 crores. The existing hospital is the only facility of its kind in the region to provide health services on gynae and child care; which is under tremendous pressure due to increase in patients with population growth. Therefore, the construction of the additional block will ease the increasing pressure and demand for improved facilities, including the needs of present and future and to create a more resilient infrastructure.
The new block is proposed to be constructed with base isolation technology which is being used for the first time in J&K for disaster resilience and performance-based design. The main features of the hospital are 82 inpatient beds, 49 floating beds, 6 modular OTs, 3 wards, State of the Art medical equipment. Pilling work for the foundation of the main building and sump house is underway with heavy machinery, adequate labour and engineering staff deployed at the site along with the sufficient stock of steel and cement also kept at site to ensure that work is executed uninterrupted. Dr Abid impressed upon officials of JKPCC to redouble their efforts for timely completion of the project which will lead to a major augmentation.