Srinagar- The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday directed the public works (PWD) department to pace up the construction work on the quarters for Kashmiri Pandit employees engaged under the Prime Minister’s package.
These directions were passed Secretary, Disaster Management Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction (DMRRR), Nazim Zai Khan on Wednesday during his visit and inspection of construction work on quarters being raised for KP employees under PM’s package in various locations of Kashmir Valley, an official spokesperson said.
The Secretary was accompanied by Chief Engineer PW(R&B), Kashmir, officers of JKPCC, Relief organization and other line departments.
While reviewing progress on work at Vessu, the spokesperson said, Khan exhorted upon the officers of executing agency to expedite the pace of progress for speedy completion.
“He asked the executing agency to complete the work on 4 towers by or before 30th June so that same is taken over by DMRRR department,” he said.
At Sheikhpora, he said, the Secretary asked for completion of work on remaining two blocks within a fortnight for handing over to DMRRR within the set time line.
During his visit to Wandhama, Ganderbal and Odina, Bandipora sites, he said, the Secretary had a detailed review of all ongoing works being executed in the employees’ quarters there.
According to the spokesperson, the Chief Engineer PW(R&B), Kashmir, assured that 6 towers shall be handed over to DMRRR by June, 1 in April, 2 in May and 1 tower shall be handed over to the department in June.
“Similarly, it was assured that 04 towers at Odina shall be completed and handed over by the end of June 2022,” he added.
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