Jammu, Aug 05: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar on Friday chaired a meeting of concerned officers to review the progress of work on the AIIMS-Jammu project and important issues pertaining to the executing agencies.
Deputy Commissioner Samba, Anuradha Gupta; Director AIIMS, Dr Shakti Gupta; Deputy Director Planning, Munish Dutta, SDM Vijaypur besides the officers of Jal Shakti, Irrigation, JPDCL, NHAI and other concerned officers attended the meeting.
At the outset, the Director AIIMS gave a PowerPoint presentation on the status of work progress, future work plan and the important issues requiring immediate intervention. It was informed that 59 percent work on the AIIMS has been completed and work on 42 buildings was in progress.
Threadbare discussions were held on the issues about the NHAI, Jal Shakti, Irrigation and JPDCL.
The Divisional Commissioner Jammu, while reviewing the issues including the construction of an underpass between phase-I and phase-II of AIIMS, directed the NHAI to construct the subways along with merging and demerging of the access roads to connect the twin campuses.
For ensuring the early functioning of the Ayush Block and Night Shelter building, the Div Com directed JPDCL to expedite the work and ensure power supply to the twin facilities.
It was informed that work on 3 tubewells was in progress and tenders for 3 more tubewells would be floated soon.
The Div Com asked the Jal Shakti department to explore other sources of water to maintain a regular water supply to the AIIMS.
Reviewing the issues related to the protection works executed by Irrigation and Flood Control department, the Div com directed the Engineers to expedite the pace of work on protection walls along River Devak and complete the same within the set timeline.
The Divisional Commissioner Jammu stressed on Jal Shakti, JK-PDCL to maintain close Coordination with the Central Public Works Department(CPWD) for the completion of both civil and electrical works of their departments.
Regarding the requirement of additional land, the Div Com instructed DC Samba to identify the suitable available land and ensure early demarcation of the same.
The Div Com instructed the concerned officers to engage more men and machinery and expedite the pace of work on the prestigious project for its timely completion.
The concerned officers were asked to give preference to local youth while engaging skilled and unskilled labour to provide them employment. He also asked to furnish a list of skilled jobs required for the ongoing works and during the functioning of AIIMS so that the local youth were imparted relevant training to enhance their employability.