Adopt modern technologies to expedite works: Naeem to Engineers

Works Minister Naeem Akhtar chairing a meeting at Jammu on Tuesday.
Works Minister Naeem Akhtar chairing a meeting at Jammu on Tuesday.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 21: Minister for Public Works, Naeem Akhtar has directed the officers of Jammu and Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) to adopt modern technological advancements for creating durable, cost effective and attractive assets in the State.
Emphasizing that JKPCC is an executing arm of the State, the Minister said it should work as a corporate organization and model mechanical agency. The Corporation should take up five projects that become construction models for other agencies to follow, he added.
The Minister issued these directions while chairing a review meeting of the Corporation, here today. Minister of State for Public Works, Sunil Sharma was also present in the meeting.
Commissioner Secretary Public Works (R&B) Sanjeev Verma, Managing Director, JKPCC Syed Nayeem Ahmad, General Manager, Kashmir Vikar Mustafa, GM Central Harkeval Singh, GM Jammu Nazir Ahmad Shah, DGMs and other officers of the Corporation were also present in the meeting.
The Minister directed the officers to prepare a comprehensive revival plan for the Corporation and work out modalities for creating separate divisions each for Bridges, Buildings, Roads and Mechanical Division.
To ensure transparency and accountability in the functioning of the Corporation, the Minister asked for developing software to keep an account of the activity of various units of the Corporation. He asked the engineers of the Corporation to personally stand on the construction sites and ensure that the quality of work is maintained.
Sunil Sharma directed the officers to speed up the execution of works and complete them within the fixed timelines. He asked for bringing accountability reform in the Corporation and proper management of the inventory.
The meeting was informed about the ongoing projects being executed by the Corporation which includes Plapora Shalteng Bridge in Srinagar, Bridge in Rajbagh, Malroo Bridge at Batmaloo, Vethpora Bridge in Srinagar, Bridge in Takanwari, Shariefabad Bridge in Batmaloo, Naidkhai Bridge in Bandipora, YachamaKangan Bridge in Ganderbal, Guzhama Bridge in Shellwath, Akhal Bridge and Tangachatri Bridge in Kangan, WatalbaghBasipora Bridge in Ganderbal, Kangripora Bridge in Khansahib, OwngamArwah Bridge in Beeru, Wanpora Shamshipora Bridge in Kulgam and various other projects.