IIT Jammu to start functioning from this year: Mufti

Conducts marathon tour of Jammu city, suburbs

Sanctions Rs. 20 cr for Panjtirthi Multi-Level Parking

JAMMU: Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed today issued directions for immediately setting up the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology ( IIT Jammu ) at Chak Bhalwal, within the campus of Government College of Engineering & Technology (CGET), till a suitable chunk of land is acquired for permanent establishment of the institute of higher excellence at Jammu.

This will pave way for immediately commencing classes for IIT in current academic session from July-August this year.

Mufti Sayeed issued these directions during a marathon tour of various parts of Jammu city and its suburbs, including GCET at Chak Bhalwal, to take a firsthand review of the ongoing developmental projects of Jammu city.

Later, during his visit to Panjtirthi, the Chief Minister was briefed about the concept of multi-level puzzle parking to decongest the city. Commissioner JMC informed the Chief Minister that the multi-tier parking will ease traffic movement in old city to a great extent.

The Chief Minister granted on-spot approval for Rs. 20 crore so that the work on the project starts immediately. The parking slot will be constructed over 10 kanals of land over a period of 12 months and will have a capacity to hold 360 vehicles .

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