Advisor to Governor Khurshid Ahmad Ganai Friday chaired a meeting here to take stock of the progress on construction of Polytechnic Colleges in the State wherein he directed the executing agencies to expedite work on the prestigious projects and complete them by November 2019.
During the meeting, Advisor Ganai enquired about the progress made on the construction of each Polytechnic College in the State. It was said that of 18 Colleges, 10 have been awarded to J&K Projects Construction Corporation, 6 to PWD (R&B) and one each would be built by Islamic University of Science and Technology, Awantipora and Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University, Rajouri.
The expenditure registered on both the civil and mechanical components at each location was ascertained. Ganai instructed the executing agencies to expend the funds kept for both the components strictly as per the set plan. He was informed that some of the colleges have already been completed and handed over to the Technical Education Department while rest are in final stages of completion.
The meeting was also informed that each college was to be constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 13 crore but due to various issues like land disputes and other additional allied works, escalation of costs has been registered at many places.