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Orders urgent completion of pending projects

Governor N.N. Vohra ordered the release of an additional Rs. 6.5 crores for acceleration of ongoing development works in Poonch district.

He ordered the deputy commissioner to conduct a Safety Audit of all bunds and protection works. He asked the chief engineer, PHE, to get a performance audit done of all filtration plants in the district and to get the quality of water being supplied through PHE schemes checked on weekly basis.

He ordered the release of Rs. 1.37 crore for completion of Phase-I of the Satellite Campus of Jammu University and for making this campus functional at the earliest. Governor Vohra gave these directions during his day long visit to Poonch district.

Since the commencement of Governor’s Rule, this was his third visit to the field to first hand access the pace of developmental works, review the progress achieved and to ascertain for himself the bottlenecks which are impeding the completion of works in the field, an official handout said.

Governor had earlier visited Budgam and Anantnag districts where he had ordered the release of an additional amount of Rs. 5.00 crores each in favour of various executing agencies to speed up the pace of works.

Earlier, the Governor chaired a meeting with all the legislators of district Poonch, who raised various developmental issues pertaining to district Poonch as well as to their respective constituencies.

Governor was accompanied by B.B. Vyas, advisor to governor, and Rohit Kansal, principal secretary, planning and development department.

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