Issues strict instructions for adherence to set timeline
BUDGAM: To take stock of ongoing construction work for the campus of the National Institute of Fashion Technology (NIFT), Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Syed Abid Rashid Shah on Saturday visited the campus site here at Ompora Budgam, an official pres note read.
While taking a detailed review of the status of construction at the site Syed Abid, who has been appointed as the new director of the Srinagar campus of the NIFT, expressed displeasure over the ‘slow’ progress of work.
According to the press note, he issued strict instructions to the concerned executing agencies to speed up the pace of work and warned that “non-adherence to timeline stipulations as indicated in the contract will result in cancellation of contracts and blacklisting of contractors”.
He directed that four walling of the campus, which was set to be completed in nine months since allotment in December 2016, must be completed by the next month, read the press note.
DC Srinagar instructed to “expedite the pace of work on hostels at the campus” adding there shall be visible progress in one month time.
He said, “The progress of the construction will now be reviewed on weekly basis.”
Shah said NIFT is a highly prestigious project and any laxity in meeting projected timelines will not be tolerated, the press note read.
To inspect facilities available for students, the DC also visited the temporary campus of the institute at Rangreth.
He issued on-spot instructions to the concerned to “take care of all immediate requirements of the campus”, directing beautification of the campus.
Shah also interacted with students at the campus and took note of their concerns and suggestions.
GM SIDCO, concerned Executive Engineers and contractors were present on the occasion.
The NIFT Srinagar campus to be established at a cost of Rs. 237 crore is spread over 133 kanals of land. The opening of the campus is expected to enhance the scope of textiles and handicraft sectors as well as boost entrepreneurship industry in fashion textile industry in the State, the press note added.