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Srinagar, May 31 (UNI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad today inspected pace of progress on three prestigious projects coming up on fast track in the summer capital of the state.

The projects included new museum building, legislature complex and second phase of Hajj House.

Mr Azad during his visit to new museum building, being constructed at a cost of Rs 28 crore at Lal Mandi here, issued instructions to the Jammu and Kashmir Police Housing Corporation, the executing agency, for starting construction work on the outer wall, main gates and landscaping of the premises simultaneously so that the entire project comes up in one go in a holistic manner.

He impressed upon the project executing authorities to complete the work on the first phase of the project by July ahead of the scheduled date of completion-August 2008.

The four-storey museum building is being constructed in triple-shift at an estimated cost of Rs 28 crore.

The Chief Minister also took stock of pace of progress on the construction of legislature complex which is in the final stage of completion.

During his visit to Hajj House at Bemina, he directed the Jammu and Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC) to complete second phase of the Hajj House by mid of August this year.

In the second phase, residential block comprising 19 dormitories and 53 rooms besides kitchen and dining hall are being constructed under double-shift at an estimated cost of Rs seven crore.

Later, the Chief Minister visited SKIMS Medical College Hospital Bemina and inspected various wards including emergency, orthopedics, ophthalmology and surgery besides blood transfusion department and hospital canteen.

He interacted with the patients, doctors and other staff and enquired about the medicare facilities available in the hospital.

The Chief Minister sanctioned Rs 15 lakh for replacement of old beds, furniture and purchase of pillows for the patients and directed the old beds and furniture to be replaced within 15 days.


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