Govt seeks Rs 5.56 cr for building repairs, maintenance

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Nagpur, Nov 26 (UNI) The state government has sought a provision of Rs 5.56 crore for the repair and maintenance of its buildings in Nagpur for the winter session of the Maharashtra Legislature this year.

The Public Works Department (PWD) has sought the provision through the supplementary demands for 2007-2008 tabled before the Legislature here last week. In addition, the department has sought a provision of Rs 5 crore for the maintenance and repairs of inspection vehicles and building machinery.

Modernisation of forensic labs: The government has decided to spend Rs 6 crore on the extension and modernisation of the buildings of the four Regional Forensic Science Laboratories (RFSL) in the state.

Seeking the provision through the supplementary budget, the PWD said it proposed to spend Rs 43 lakh on the lab at Pune, Rs 1.73 crore at Aurangabad, Rs 1.30 crore at Nashik and Rs 1.73 crore at Nagpur -- a total of Rs 5.21 crore. The administrative approval for the proposed extension and modernisation was granted last month. The provision for Rs 6 crore sought includes Rs 72 lakh on establishment charges and Rs 5.74 lakh on tools and plant charges.

The estimated cost for the modernisation and extension at Pune is Rs 3.67 crore, Aurangabad - Rs 3.97 crore, Nashik - Rs 2.29 crore and Nagpur - Rs 5 crore, the department said.

The department has also sought a provision of Rs 1.49 crore during the current financial year for the construction of a 200-bed hospital at Malegaon in Nashik district, for which the estimated cost is Rs 13.58 crore.

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