The Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) government has accorded sanction for the construction of six transit accommodation for Kashmiri migrant employees in the valley at a cost of Rs 201.60 crore under Prime Minister’s development package.
A four-member committee headed by Principal Secretary, Revenue Department, has been set up to resolve all matters pertaining to the identification and transfer of land to the Department of Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction by November 15.
An order issued by the General Administrative Department (GAD) said that the proper rate analysis and market survey is being conducted in light of standing rules and procedures.
The locations include Marhama-Bijbehara in Anantnag district, Wandhama-Lar in Ganderbal district, Fatehpora in Baramulla district, Allowpora-Keegam in Shopian district, Odina-Sumbal in Bandipora district, and Khullangam Bagh in Kupwara district.
A total of 1,680 units would be constructed to accommodate the migrant employees with the highest number of 480 units coming up in Bandipora, followed by 336 in Baramulla, 288 in Kupwara, and 192 each in rest of the in Anatnang, Ganderbal and Shopian district.
“There shall be no cost overrun and the project be completed within the set timeline,” the order reads.
Similarly, the physical and financial progress of the work shall be communicated to the administrative department by the 5th of every succeeding month as per the devised format.
About 4,500 Kashmiri pandits were provided government jobs in the valley under the special package announced by the Centre in 2008 but many of them are sharing accommodation.