Veeri reviews construction work of Jammu Assembly complex

Minister for Public Works, Abdul Rehman Veeri today reviewed the pace of work on the construction of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly complex at Jammu in a high level meeting here today.
During the meeting the Minister was informed that the six storey complex is constructed by J&K Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC) over an area of 2.65 lakh square feet, at an estimated original cost of Rs 104.44 crore that is now revised to an estimated cost of Rs 166. 75 crore.
The meeting was further informed that so far Rs 56 crore have been utilized on the construction. Commissioner Secretary Public Works Department, Commissioner Secretary Law, Secretary J&K Legislative Assembly, Secretary J&K Legislative Council, Managing Director, JKPCC, Director Planning and Development Department, and other senior officers of the concerned Departments attended the meeting.
The meeting decided before giving the administrative approval of the revised estimated cost the JKPCC would furnish a tabular form of work done along with the remaining works to be done in the construction of the complex to the Administrative Department.
While reiterating the need to strictly adhere to their deadlines, the Minister cautioned the JKPCC engineers that failure in meeting their deadlines would not be acceptable, and serious note would be taken against the errant engineers.
Veeri instructed engineers to use quality material in development works to ensure creation of durable assets for public. He asked them that quality of works, sustainability and timely completion of projects should be the benchmark and priority of the department.
“There will be no compromise on quality of works” said the Minister and exhorted upon the engineers to ensure presence of first line of engineers at project sites.

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