J-K CM lays foundation of three projects in Jammu

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Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today laid the foundation stones for three projects, including a hostel for working women and a night shelter for the homeless here.

The chief minister, who arrived here on a two-day visit on the eve of Raksha Bandhan festival, laid the foundation of the hostel for working women at Boria, to be built at a cost of Rs 4.16 crore.

The 41-room hostel has a capacity of accommodating 73 people. It would have facilities like kitchen, computer lab, office, badminton court, child care room and other amenities, an official spokesperson said, adding Mufti has directed that the construction of the hostel be completed in a years time.

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The Chief Minister also laid the foundation for a night shelter for the urban homeless people, to be built at a cost of Rs 1.86 crore.

The three storeyed building would provide 100-bed accommodation to the homeless people and would have facilities of kitchen, pantry and dining hall. The project is expected to be completed by March next year, the spokesperson said.

Earlier, Mufti laid the foundation of development of a park at Lower Roop Nagar in Muthi and would cost Rs 1.28 crore. It is expected to be completed within six months, he said.

Several locals and members of Kashmiri migrant pandit community interacted with the Chief Minister who sought their feedback about the facilities being provided to them, the spokesperson said.