JK LG reviews progress of mega projects in Jammu

Prof (Dr) Shakti Gupta, Director at AIIMS Jammu, said Rs 1,661 crores have been sanctioned for the AIIMS Jammu project at Vijaypur, including Rs 1,452 crore for construction and Rs 209 crore for medical equipment & furniture

Under Phase-I of the project, the prestigious project includes hospital; medical college; nursing college; staff quarters; student accommodation; auditorium, AYUSH building, night shelter and other development works.

It was informed that the manpower deployed at the site has been enhanced manifold for completion of the work within the stipulated time-period.

Briefing about the progress made on the permanent Campus of IIT Jammu, Dr Manoj Singh Gaur, Director IIT Jammu informed the meeting that an amount of Rs 1,283.94 crores has been sanctioned for the project.

It was informed that completed works under Phase-1A and Phase-1B have already been inaugurated by Hon’ble Union Home Minister, while works under Phase 1C are in progress.

Pertinently, Central Zoo Authority (CZA) was approached for approval of layout plan as required under the provisions of Central Act i.e Wildlife Protection Act, 1972 and revised layout and animal enclosure designs were submitted to CZA for approval.

Animal Enclosure Designs were approved by CZA on 27-08-2021.

Master Layout Plan submitted to CZA on Aug. 12 after incorporating the observations made by DIG CZA, during her visit to Jambu.

The expected dates of completion of the mega projects are Mar. 2023 for phase one of AIIMS Jammu, Sept. 2022 for phase one of Jambu Zoo, and April 2023 for phase 1C of IIT Jammu.

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