J&K spends Rs. 180 crore on constructing new polytechnic colleges

TSL News Network

JAMMU, Feb 1: Advisors to Governor Khurshid Ahmed Ganai and K K Sharma today reviewed the progress on the construction of Polytechnic buildings established in various parts of the state under Centrally Sponsored Scheme “Sub-Mission on Polytechnics here at a high level meeting.

It was informed that Rs 181.72 crore have been released for the construction of various Polytechnics against which Rs 180.71 crore have been expended till December 2018 by the executing agencies.

The meeting was further informed that the construction work on Academic and Administrative block of Polytechnics at Udhampur, Bandipora, Kupwara and Ramban is nearing completion, while work on polytechnic buildings at  Kishtwar, Shopian, Doda  would be completed by end of December 2019.

The construction work on polytechnic college buildings at Poonch, Baramulla, Rajouri and Pulwama is also in progress. The Polytechnics at Anantnag, Ganderbal, Samba, Kathua, Kulgam, Reasi, Budgam have been shifted from rented accommodations to newly constructed buildings, the meeting was further informed.

Advisors enquired about the approachability of the Polytechnic colleges and asked the executing agencies to ensure better transport connectivity to the campuses constructed away from main town areas. They stressed on optimal utilization of funds and development of all necessary infrastructure.

Emphasizing on adherence to quality specification and timely completion of the projects, the Advisors directed the concerned departments to work in synergy and ensure regular monitoring of the work and immediate removal of bottlenecks, if any. They also called for maintaining inter-department coordination as it is vital for expediting the pace of development works.