LA panel asks JKPCC to complete mega projects

SRINAGAR- Public Undertakings Committee of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly under the chairmanship of MLA Muhammad Akbar Lone met here today and discussed the functioning of Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation and Public Works Department.

Legislators Asgar Ali Karbalai, Molvi Abid Hussain Ansari, Muhammad Yousuf Bhat and Surinder Mohan Ambardar were present in the meeting.

The Committee stressed upon the functionaries to accelerate the pace of work on undergoing mega and small projects taken up by the JKPCC and ensure their completion within the stipulated time. The Committee members said release of funds earmarked for these projects will be taken up with the government enabling the JKPCC to complete under execution works well in time.

The Committee directed the JKPCC authorities to submit a detailed report of the under execution projects in the state and also identify the projects where work has been stopped because of non-availability of funds.

Meanwhile, Managing Director, JKPCC, through a power point presentation, gave a detailed report of the activities of Corporation. He briefed the Committee that presently 425 works/schemes are in progress with the JKPCC at a total estimated cost of Rs 42.16 crore in the State which include bridges, buildings, power houses, water supply schemes besides minor works of PMGSY and other centrally and State governmentÂ’s sponsored schemes.

Commissioner/Secretary R&B Rohit Kansal, Accountant General (Audit) Houyda Abbas, MD, JKPCC Abdul Hamid Sheikh senior officers of JKPCC, R&B and Assembly Secretariat attended the meeting.

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