Governor reviews roads upgradation in & around Katra, Shrine Board projects

Governor N N Vohra during inspection of Super Specialty Hospital at Kakryal.
Governor N N Vohra during inspection of Super Specialty Hospital at Kakryal.

* Inspects Super Specialty Hospital

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 16: Governor N. N. Vohra, who is Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, today visited Katra and reviewed the to-date status of construction and upgradation of various roads in and around Katra and progress of the various major infrastructure development projects of the Shrine Board.
The Governor accompanied by Rohit Kansal, Commissioer/ Secretary, PWD (R&B);  H. L. Maini, Member and Technical Advisor, Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board; Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Chief Executive Officer of Shrine Board; Sushma Chauhan, Deputy Commissioner Reasi and other concerned officers and engineers took stock of the construction and upgradation of Domel-Katra, Panthal-Jhajjar, National Highway-1A to the Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal, Tikri-Panthal-Katra Road, road from Railway Station, Katra to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University and the internal roads in Katra town.
Along with Commisioner PWD and CEO of Shrine Board the Governor travelled on Domel-Katra, Katra-Reasi Road, Panthal-Jhajjar Road and the road from Railway Station, Katra to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University (SMVDU)/ Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal, and NH-1A to SMVDU to personally view the present status of these roads.
While expressing satisfaction over the upgradation of some of the roads, he directed the Commissioner PWD to complete the remaining work on all these roads within the shortest possible timeframe and instructed MD JKPCC to ensure that the ongoing work on the road from NH-1A to SMVDU was completed on a time bound basis. He directed the Deputy Commissioner, Reasi to ensure speedy completion of land acquisition for facilitating expeditious execution of work on widening and upgradation of road from Katra Railway Station to Kakryal so that this short road connecting Katra with the upcoming Superspeciality Hospital and Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University is completed expeditiously.
The Governor also travelled on Katra-Reasi Road upto Balini Bridge and asked the Commissioner PWD to direct urgent upgradation. He directed the Deputy Commissioner Reasi to identify the projects for improvement and upgradation of civic amenities in Katra to facilitate the people of the area and thousands of pilgrims who visit this town daily.
Governor also visited Rs 300 crore 230 bedded Super Speciality Hospital which has been established by the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board at Kakryal.
The Governor went round the Hospital and, thereafter, assessed the preparedness for the Nursing College being set up by the Shrine Board adjacent to the Super Speciality Hospital. The admission of the first batch of students to the Nursing College is scheduled to take place in July this year.
The Governor was briefed about the latest position in regard to the purchase of medical equipment and furniture. The Governor emphasised the importance of ensuring effective maintenance of the state-of-the-art computerised diagnostic and treatment equipments.     The Governor was informed about the floor-wise status of various diagnostic and treatment facilities being set up in this 230 bedded hospital which shall have more than 20 different streams of medicine and surgery, including cardiology, cardio-thoracic surgery, neurology, neuro-surgery, nephrology, urology, oncology, pulmonology, bone-marrow transplant, gastroenterology, orthopaedics, trauma-medicine, paediatrics and neonatology, obstetrics and gynaecology.
The Governor also reviewed the estate development of the campus, particularly the landscaping and greening of the entire area, and construction of internal roads and other required facilities as per a well prepared plan.

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