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ITI Shopian waits for completion of main campus

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Pulwama: The main administrative-cum-workshop block building at Industrial Training Institute (ITI) is awaiting completion even after 16 years since the work was kick started to complete the project in 2006.
Official sources said that due to dispute over funds between Jammu and Kashmir Protects Construction Corporation (JKPCC) and Technical Education department, the building is lying incomplete.
They said that in order to provide more space and facilities for education and training to students, the construction work on the building was started in year 2006, however, the building is still lying incomplete.
They further added that at the initial stage, just one storey of the building was approved but after some time second storey was also approved after which the dispute started between the two departments.
Following the dispute, work on the building was stopped after which it was kept in languishing projects, however, the dispute worsened, they added.
Despite that more funds were released later but the construction work is yet to get complete due to which students are facing lot of problems, they said.
A group of students of the ITI said that dozens of computers have been kept in just two rooms due to which students are unable to study well and due to space crunch, the office work is being carried out in the same building which has been basically constructed as a hostel.
The students as well as staff have demanded that government must complete construction work of the main building at an earliest so that they won’t face any problem.
Meanwhile, on contacting, Deputy Managing Director JKPCC, Masood Ahmad Gangoo, he said that there is liability of more than 6 lakh rupees for which work has been already done besides that there is need of around 20 lakh more to complete the building.
“Once Technical Education Department will release the funds, work on the building will be started and completed in shortest possible time,” he added.


Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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