Present CUK campus can be made better: Soil expert from IIT New Delhi

Senior soil expert and member Project Monitoring Unit (PMU), Prof S K Rao of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) New Delhi, on Saturday said that possibilities can be explored to make the present site for Central University Kashmir, Ganderbal campus, “better for use” by taking certain measures.
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Senior soil expert and member Project Monitoring Unit (PMU), Prof S K Rao of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) New Delhi, on Saturday said that possibilities can be explored to make the present site for Central University Kashmir, Ganderbal campus, "better for use" by taking certain measures.

Prof Rao visited the designated campus here and held threadbare discussion with the senior functionaries regarding the project work.

Registrar, Prof. M Afzal Zargar, dean School of Education and University Building Committee member, Prof. N A Nadeem, executive engineer, Riyaz Ahmad Jeelani, general manager, NBCC zone, representatives of executing agencies and other functionaries of the university accompanied the expert.

Official sources said the executive engineer gave a detailed joint presentation about the construction of the phase-I buildings of pre-engineered buildings (PEBs), cluster of single storey buildings, and other related activities.

Talking to Greater Kashmir Prof Rao said that he visited the campus construction site. "Though the land from one side is slightly marshy, however we can explore the possibilities to make it better for use."

He added: "As of now I can say that there is no need to go for any other site as the possibilities can be explored to make the available land better for use by taking certain measures which I have suggested."

"In a week or so I will prepare a report and will submit it to the central committee of ministry of human resource development (MHRD) which will later visit the campus site and take further decision," Prof Rao told Greater Kashmir.

Registrar CUK Prof M Afzal said: "We inspected the site and interacted with the soil expert from IIT Delhi and every positive development came out of it."

"The expert recommended certain measures that will help explore the possibilities of going for permanent construction on the identified land without any issues," he said. 

He said that the soil expert will give his views and submit the report to the PMU.

It may be recalled the university authorities were apprehensive whether the land available for the campus construction that mostly comprises of marshy land will be perfectly suitable for the structures proposed to come over it.

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