The construction of new Assembly building in HEC Core Capital area is likely to be completed by September this year.
Addressing a press conference here on Monday, Building Construction department Secretary Sunil Kumar, who also holds the post of Jharkhand State Building Construction Corporation Ltd (JSBCCL) said, “The construction work is completed and the furnishing work in the last phase. We have set the deadline of September 15 for completion of the project. The approved budget for the project was Rs 465 crores.”
The Secretary was informing about the works done by the department in the last four and a half years. He informed that the work of New High Court building is 91 per cent done and is likely be completed by December this year.
Also, construction of 400 houses under rehabilitation and restoration programme worth a budget of Rs 216 crore is also completed and will be handed over to the beneficiaries in September this year.
The construction of second Jharkhand Bhawan in New Delhi is ongoing and the project is likely to be completed by June 2020.
Talking about the proposed building of new secretariat, Kumar said, “The building worth a budget of Rs 1566.69 crore will come up at the HEC core capital area. We have sent the proposal to empowerment committee today itself and are hoping for it to get approved soon.”
Apart from these, a number of collectorate buildings, divisional offices and court buildings have been constructed and handed over in various districts in the last four and a half years.
Talking about the achievements of JSBCCL, Kumar said that the corporation is working on construction of four state of art 500 bedded hospitals, one each in Palamu,Dumka, Hazaribag and Jamshedpur. The total budget for the four hospitals is Rs 1,904.29 crore and the deadline for completion of the work is November 2021.
Kumar also informed that construction of three medical colleges, one each at Palamu, Dumka and Hazaribag has been completed. “The Government plans to get these colleges function from this session itself,” he said.
He further informed that two new medical colleges, one each in Chaibasa and Koderma worth a budget of Rs 653.59 crore is to come up soon. “The work of DPR preparation, tender floating and work order has already been done and the deadline to finish the project is Novembr 2021,” Kumar said.
The MD also informed that construction of three major universities including Viod Bihari Mahato University in Dhanbad, Nilambar Pitamber University in Palamu and Raksha Shakti University in Khunti is ongoing. Meanwhile, the DPR for new building of Ranchi University has been submitted to education department for approval.
“JSBCCL has completed around 400 projects till date, some of which dated back to 2004,” Kumar said.