Foundation Laid For Rs 25 Cr Projects Of Estates And H&P Department Of Jammu & Kashmir
Advisor to Governor, K Vijay Kumar laid the foundation of various developmental projects of Hospitality & Protocol and Estates Departments involving an amount of Rs 25.88 crore in Jammu And Kashmir. These projects include construction of additional blocks at Circuit House, Canal Road Jammu and Circuit House at Church Lane Sonwar in Srinagar, construction of additional block at State Guest House Jammu and construction of residential accommodation for state government employees at Ghulami Bagh, Canal Road Jammu.
At Ghulami Bagh, Canal Road Jammu, the Advisor laid the foundation for the construction of residential accommodation of Estates Department. Under this project, the construction of additional residential accommodation has been proposed to provide the accommodation to the officers and other employees of the state government.
The Advisor was briefed about the project by the engineers of concerned executing agency and it was informed that as part of its expansion programme, the Estates department has proposed the construction of additional housing units at an estimated cost of Rs 9.6 crore by utilizing 6.57 kanals of available land in possession of the department. He was further informed that the Estates department has undertaken a massive up-gradation and expansion programme where a number of additional units are under construction for non-gazetted employees both at Jammu and Srinagar. These include 32 new residential units at Sarwal, 48 at Muthi besides new blocks for move employees at Ahata Amar Singh and Pampore in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, the Advisor also laid the foundation of additional blocks in Circuit House Jammu and VVIP accommodation at State Guest House, Canal Road Jammu for Hospitality & Protocol department.
Both the projects have been proposed to augment its infrastructure and to accommodate the Guests and VIPs visiting the winter capital of the state. The additional block at State Guest House Jammu to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 1.15 crore having 08 VVIP Suites and a Conference Hall while as an additional block of the 3-storey building at Circuit House Jammu would be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 6.65 crore to have 20 more rooms in this new block.
Later, the Advisor along with Principal Secretary P&M and other senior officers visited Convention Centre Jammu where laid e-foundation of the additional block for H&P department at Circuit House, Church Lane in Srinagar.
This project would be completed at an estimated cost of Rs 9.02 crore. On completion, 56 rooms including 30 Suites would be added to the infrastructure of H&P department in the summer capital of the state, the Advisor was informed.