JK: Additional Rs 117 cr for flagship project

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Srinagar, Sep 23: Jammu and Kashmir Governor N N Vohra has approved additional Rs 117 crore for ongoing developmental works and flagship programmes in the state to accelerate the pace of work keeping in view the limited working season in the wake of ensuing winter.

An official spokesman said on Tuesday, Sep 23 Mr Vohra had been personally reviewing and monitoring the progress of the on-going schemes to ensure their completion within the stipulated time-frame.

He has been impressing upon the executing agencies to speed up work on all the ongoing projects, keeping in view the limited working season, the spokesman said.

Mr Vohra has sanctioned a little over Rs 53 crore for the flagship programmes, which include the Haj House, Assembly Complex, Museum Complex and the building for Institute of Management and Public Administration here, besides the buildings for various Colleges and Industrial Training Institutes, taken up under the Prime Minister's Reconstruction Plan.

To ensure timely completion of the College and ITI buildings, the Governor has sanctioned an additionality of Rs 23.96 crore.

He said for completion of the second phase of the prestigious Haj Complex an additional Rs 7 crore has been approved.

Similarly, additional Rs 7.87 crore have been sanctioned for the Srinagar Museum Building and about Rs 2.09 crore for the IMPA Hostel building here.

Till July, about Rs 110 crore had been spent on these projects.

UNI

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