Delay persists, SPS Central Library to take another year to complete
Jora, Nasir inspect site, ask JKPCC to work in double shift
Srinagar, July 1: There seems to be no end to the delay in execution of development projects in the summer Capital. In the latest the government has admitted that the much awaited SPS Central Library would take another year to complete.
“State’s biggest project in public library sector coming up on the Maulana Azad Road here will complete in a year,” an official handout Friday said enough to convey that it would obviously take a year more on the project which was started some five years ago.
Minister for Tourism & Culture, Nawang Rigzin Jora accompanied by Minister of State for Home, Tourism, Culture, Housing & Urban Development and PHE, Nasir Sogami Friday visited the project site and took stock of the ongoing construction. Director Libraries & Research, Khalid Bashir Ahmad was also present.
“The Ministers fixed the timeline for completion of the project as July 2012. They asked the project executing agency, JKPCC, to speed up work in double shift and complete the project by that time.," the handout said.
The Rs. 17.34 crore multi-storied building for the SPS Central Library, presently housed in the backside of the old museum building at Lal Mandi will, on completion, meet the demand and requirement of the ever increasing reading community in Kashmir, the handout said.
The upcoming building, besides housing the Kashmir’s oldest public library established in the year 1898, will have an art gallery, fire-proof blocks for one of the richest manuscripts collection in Asia, café, exhibition cum art centre, researchers’ cabins and children’s section. The plinth area of the building is 7020 sq ft with a total built-up area of 55,134 sq ft. The basement of the building will be used for car parking with a capacity of 25 vehicles.
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