Advisor Bhatnagar tours Ganderbal; Inspects progress on several developmental projects

Ganderbal: Advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar, today visited district Ganderbal where he inspected progress on several ongoing developmental projects.
District Development Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal, Chief Engineers of R&B and PHE; MD, JKPCC; SE R&B Division Ganderbal; Executive Engineers of R&B and PHE; ASP Ganderbal and other concerned accompanied him.
During the visit, the Advisor inspected progress of work on various projects including the newly constructed main building of Government Degree College Kangan. He also inspected under Construction laboratory and classrooms & 75 Bedded Girls Hostel at Government Degree College Kangan, construction of a 4 storey transit accommodation at Wandhama, 148 meter Span bridge at Watalbagh Babosipora, construction of 4 laning road from Pandach to Beehama.
While inspecting the progress on under construction class rooms and laboratories for Government Degree College, the Advisor was informed by the Chief Engineer R&B that project is approved under languishing, costing Rs 4.8 crore and will be completed by December this year and construction of 75 Bedded Girls Hostel is approved under RUSA at a cost of Rs 2.5 crore which will be completed by March 2021.
The Advisor stressed for expediting the work progress on both the projects by way of engaging more men and machinery so that both the projects get completed within stipulated time frame.
During his visit to the site for Transit Accommodation which is coming up at Wandhama, Ganderbal, the Advisor assessed the progress on works being executed there.
Chief Engineer R&B briefed the Advisor Bhatnagar about progress of work on the project and discussed the layout plan for Transit Accommodation.
He was informed that the project comprising 12 apartments and 192 flats has been approved for an amount of Rs. 18 crore and May 2022 has been fixed as the deadline for its completion.
Later, the Advisor inspected the progress on Watalbagh Babosipora Bridge being executed by the JKPCC approved at the cost of Rs 15.62 crore. The MD JKPCC informed the Advisor that Bridge is completed and work on approach road on Babosipora side is pending due to land acquisition issue.
Keeping in view the importance of the Bridge, the Advisor asked the DDC to take all necessary measures regarding land acquisition so that approach road is completed and bridge is thrown open for the public at the earliest.
Meanwhile, the Advisor also inspected the progress of work on construction of a 4 lane road from Pandach to Beehama. The Advisor was briefed by the concerned about the physical and financial progress of the project. He was informed that project cost is Rs. 53.03 crore which include Rs 32 crore for land compensation and Rs. 20 crore for civil works.

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