JAMMU: Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti on Sunday laid the foundation of three development projects being built by the Housing & Urban Development Department in Jammu. One of these is a hostel for working women at Boria, to be built at a cost of Rs 4.16 crore. The 41-room hostel has a capacity for accommodating 73 persons. It would have facilities of kitchen, computer lab, office, badminton court, child care room and other amenities.
Mehbooba Mufti directed the completion of the hostel within a year’s time.
The Chief Minister also laid the foundation of a night shelter for urban homeless to be built at a cost of Rs 1.86 crore. The three-storey building would provide 100 beds as accommodation to homeless people and would have facilities of kitchen, pantry and dining hall. The project is expected to be completed by March next year.
Deputy Chief Minister Nirmal Singh, Speaker Kavinder Gupta, Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development Asiea Naqash, former Deputy Speaker Muhammad Sartaj Madni, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, MK Bhandari, IGP Jammu SD Singh Jamwal, officers of the Urban Development Department and the divisional administration were present on the occasion.
Earlier in the day, Mehbooba Mufti laid the foundation of the development work of a park at Lower Roop Nagar, Muthi. To be developed at a cost of Rs 1.28 crore, the park shall be developed alongside the local nallah and would have facilities like kiosks, benches, dust bins, parking area and public toilets. It is expected to be completed within six months.
The Chief Minister had announced the development of a park during her visit to the area on February 21 this year.
Several local residents and members of the Pandit community interacted with the Chief Minister during the function.