JAMMU, APRIL 10: Minister for Public Works and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri, on Sunday directed engineers of Road and Buildings (R&B) Department to accelerate the pace of progress on prestigious development projects for expeditious completion of these vital public utilities.
Veeri, who was on a day long visit of Jammu city, inspected several ongoing development works on hospitals, colleges and roads being executed by the department in Jammu division.
The Minister was accompanied by Chief Engineer, R&B besides other senior officers.
The Minister, while inspecting work on Rs. 50 crore 200 bedded Maternity Hospital at Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, was informed that over Rs.22 crore have been spent on execution of the building, so far. He directed executing agency to ensure that the prestigious project is expected to be completed by the end of current financial year.
Veeri also took stock of construction of additional accommodation in MAM College, Jammu. He was informed that about Rs.2crore have been expended on 3 blocks including School of Humanities & Liberal Art, construction of class rooms and Canteen block. He directed the executing agency to ensure completion of the buildings by end of July this year.
Reviewing the pace of progress on various roads in the city, the Minister inspected several road projects in Delli Birpur, Sainik Colony, Greater Kailash, Satwari, Kunjwani and Belicharan. He was informed that 4-lanning of Satwari-Kunjwani road is in progress at a cost of Rs.16 crore, on which 60% work has been completed and is expected to be completed by November this year. He also inspected Subway of the project which stands completed.
Responding to the demand of public at Fountain Chowk in Greater Kailash, the Minister directed the Chief Engineer to prepare DPR for drainage system in the area. He also informed the gathering that work is in progress on Delli-Birpur Road and Sainik Colony Road at a cost of Rs. 3.50 and Rs.4.50 respectively.
Veeri also took stock of the ongoing work of alternative connectivity to Nikki Tawi for expansion of Air Port road. He was informed that Rs.44 crore have been incurred on the execution of the road, so far. He directed the executing agency to speed up the construction work and ensure that the road is open for public by June this year.
2015 Kashmir Despatch