_Special Story_ *Developmental tempo speed up in Doda, Work on numerous R&B project’s gain’s momentum across the district* _Total 31 languishing projects are approved at an estimated cost of 64.46 Cr out of which 8 are completed, 38 roads & 12 bridges targetted for completion this year,165 km additional road length to be included across the district, work on GMC Doda to be completed this year_

Publish Date : 16/07/2020
Doda, July 04: 
On the directions of District Development Commissioner Doda, Dr Sagar D Doifode, the Public Works (R&B) district Doda has increased men and machinery on all ongoing projects to ensure timely completion of all targeted projects of R&B department under implementation in the district. The aim is to make most of the remaining working season fruitful which got affected due to covid-19 outbreak and the lockdown imposed to control its spread.
It has been given out by the official that the department has resumed work on bridges, roads and buildings which were halted due to covid-19 restrictions and it has now adopted a robust approach to complete the targeted projects within the set time frame. “The work on major and small projects is ongoing in full swing with strict adherence to SOPs and the guidelines issued by the Government in view of COVID-19 pandemic,” the official said.
Giving details of the works under execution, it has been given out that under languishing, the department has total  31 projects approved at a cost of Rs. 64.46 crore out of which the work on 3 roads and 5 bridge’s stands completed at an estimated cost of Rs 411.39 lacs.
“Under the languishing projects, five bridges (Lamote dranga bhaderwah,bridge over chilli nallah at Chowan, over Chansar nallah at Mandhan,at Bhagat Mohalla bisran and at koti nallah including 3 roads namely gatha gwari link road and its extension, Chamba to Akhroot bagh and BT work on Chakka to upper Dandi stand completed. The department is also eyeing to complete the rest of the ongoing works under the stipulated time frame as many of them have recorded more than 70% of physical progress and shall be completed during the current year,” the official said.
With regard to upgradation of educational infrastructure, the concerned authorities said that R&B division Doda,Bhaderwah and Gandoh has also taken up 4 important project’s under the RAMSA Scheme for the construction of 100 beded girls hostel’s out of which 2 stands completed at an estimated cost of 282.15 lakh for each , besides one at Kastigarh, the work is ongoing,the plinth level are nearing completion and at sinoo the structure of ground floor is completed and the masonary work on first floor is ongoing and shall be completed during the current financial year.
It has been said that R&B Department Doda has also taken up 13 approved works under district Plan with targeted length of 27.11 km for execution at an estimated cost of Rs. 1852.00 lakh, out of which, work on 6 projects is in progress  shall be completed during the current financial year and rest are on the tendering stage and will be started soon.
The Doda division is also constructing a 100 bedded OBC hostel at Doda at an approved project cost of Rs.325.00 lakh, the Project is on finishing levels and will be completed under the stipulated time frame.
Regarding under construction GMC Doda it has been informed that majority of the structural part  has been completed with the total expenditure of 5759.97 lacs till now, besides 35% physical progress has been recorded with regard to the ongoing construction of teaching hospital at Doda which is being constructed at the estimated cost of Rs 30 Cr.
It has been also informed that the R&B Department is also executing many other projects in different schemes like CRF NABARD,City and town, State sector roads and bridges, with huge amount of approved estimated cost to create new infrastructure in the district and to provide better road connectivity to the people of the district. 
It has been stated that under the instructions of DDC Doda Dr Sagar D Doifode,the department is committed to complete all the projects within stipulated time frame while ensuring quality work to add a new chapter of progress and development in the district.