Govt Eases Construction Norms, SOPs Issued

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir administration has relaxed restrictions on the construction activities in the Union Territory on the condition that the executing agencies will follow the norms of social distancing.

According to an order issued by Chief Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir, it has been impressed upon the departments to carry out certain construction activities during the lockdown period under set guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOP), news agency KNO reported.

As per the order, the concerned executive engineers shall have to identify the works to be resumed during the lockdown period and a list of such projects/works shall be shared with the concerned district magistrates.

They have also been directed to prepare the list of the required machinery and equipment to be deployed at the identified construction sites/works and same shall be submitted to the concerned district magistrates for permission.

“In construction projects falling within municipal limits, the/construction workers shall have to stay at the construction site.

The concerned contractor in coordination with the executive engineer shall me sufficient arrangement for their stay, besides providing masks and sanitation items and keep social distancing norms place,” reads the order.

The order also read that in construction projects in rural areas, the labour has to stay in the areas adjoining the construction site.

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