Srinagar, May 12 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today laid the foundation stone of Government Degree College in the border town of Uri, about 100 km from here.
The double-storey building would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 10.78 crore.
It would comprise 12 lecture halls, 9 laboratories, library and 2 toilet blocks with open courtyard in the centre of the building, earthwork for which had already been started.
The Chief Minister issued instructions to the concerned authorities to complete the building within 18 months instead of the scheduled completion period of two years.
Mr Azad also visited the existing college which had been functioning for the last four months in a pre-fabricated structure.
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