The new Legislative Complex in Jammu which was supposed to be completed by March 2015 has missed the completion date, and the reason is perennial shortage of funds. In fact paucity or lack of funds has become a permanent excuse of the authorities who cite fund delays, and several other bureaucratic reasons for delay in delivery of key infrastructure and other projects.
The Legislative complex was estimated to be built in around one hundred crores by the state JKPCC but the agency has failed to build it as usual. This is despite the fact that the agency had completed all the formalities, and estimates were approved by the government. Now after delaying the project, and exceeding the project timeline JKPCC wants almost 90 crores for construction, and extension of the date of completion. The agency claims escalation in cost of raw material but does not explain why the project was delayed, and no completed in time as per the contract. All this time when building the project, the agency has never raised the issue of cost escalation, and suddenly at the time of completion it has now forwarded the usual excuse.
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