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PWD takes stock of progress of work

PWD takes stock of progress of work

Kolkata: The state Public Works Department (PWD) has directed engineers from all its divisions to submit reports immediately and has convened three meetings next week to take stock of the progress of work.

The move on the part of the department comes with the aim to fast-track work for a permanent building of Jalpaiguri Circuit Bench, the Kurseong campus of Presidency University and some other ongoing projects.

According to an official in the PWD department,

the chief engineers, superintending engineers and

executive engineers of the north, south and west zones of all the divisions have

been asked to attend the

meeting at Nabanna Sabhaghar on June 18, 19 and 20 respectively.

The permanent building of Jalpaiguri Circuit Bench, which became operational in March, is being constructed in Paharpur. The bench is presently functioning from Dak Bunglow.

The Kurseong campus of Presidency University is coming up in Dow Hill. A non-residential and a residential building are being set up.

It may be recalled that Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced the setting up of this campus at a cost of Rs 30 crore, where subjects like astrophysics and space sciences, Himalayan ecology and biodiversity and Himalayan geology and tectonics among other subjects will be taught, both at the under graduate and post-graduate levels.

Progress of projects like multi-level car parks at Alipore and K S Roy Road and construction of Baitarini cremation ground will be reviewed as well.

Fire safety of multi-storeyed buildings, hospitals and auditoriums will be discussed in detail to ascertain whether necessary infrastructure has been put in place.

Principal Secretary, PWD, Arnab Roy will also take stock of the roads and bridges in a district-wise manner.

"All the PWD divisions, namely roads, mechanical, electrical and social, have been asked to update and upload their status reports on the website by Wednesday. Non-compliance of the same will be viewed seriously," said the official.

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