J&K: Hostel for Gujjar, Bakerwal students to be ready soon

A 100-bed hostel for Gujjar and Bakerwal community students is going to be ready soon with the Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) administration assuring that the construction of the hostel in Baramulla district is now in full swing and might complete in a month or so.
The students of Gujjar and Bakerwal community coming from far-flung have been facing difficulty in finding accommodation in Baramulla district. The construction work has been underway for the last two years and it gained momentum in the last year.
Muneer Sherwani, Assistant Executive Engineer R&B Baramulla said that the construction of the Gujjar Bakerwal hostel at Jetty road, Baramulla district began two years ago and is now in full swing.
“The cost of construction of the 100-bed hostel is around Rs 3.26 crores. Currently, the work is in its final stage,” Sherwani said.
“The construction work will be completed in a month”, he added.
Farooq Ahmad, father of a Gujjar student expressed his gratitude and said, “We are thankful to the UT administration for constructing this facility for our children.”
“The construction work is in full swing and we are hoping that the construction work will be completed in the next 1-1.5 months,” he said adding that it will help children coming from various parts of the Union Territory to have accommodation in the area.