The Jammu & Kashmir government has directed double shift work for completing languishing development projects in the Union Territory

Kashmir Divisional Commissioner Baseer Ahmad Khan on Thursday issued strict directions to the engineers of Jammu & Kashmir Projects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) and Jammu & Kashmir Housing Board (JKHB) to complete the pending works on languishing projects within the given time frame by working double shifts.

He issued the direction while chairing a meeting to review the progress on languishing projects being executed by JKPCC and JKHB.

28 works (24 bridges and 4 hospitals) at a cost of Rs 213 crore are being executed by JKPCC on which 70 per cent construction work has been completed. While, 23 works (21 New Type Primary Health Centres (NTPHC), 1 district hospital and 1 community centre) costing Rs 39 crore are being executed by JKHB on which 60 per cent construction work stands completed.

Khan said any laxity will invite disciplinary action. JKPCC and JKHB authorities were asked to send monthly progress reports of all works.