State Times NewsGANDERBAL: The Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole on Sunday asked district administration Ganderbal to extend it’s full support for the establishment of permanent Central University of Kashmir (CUK), varsity at Tulmulla here.The Div Com also directed the heads of the Civil, Electric, Irrigation and Flood Control, Revenue, Jal Shakti, and other departments to provide full support and cooperation to the authorities in the CUK on this.He said this during his visit to the camps at Tulmulla to review the progress on developmental works and inspect its functioning. During the visit the Div Com was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal, Shafqat Iqbal, Chief Engineers I&FC and JKPDCL besides other concerned.The establishment of Central University of Kashmir is a mega and important project as thousands of students from Jammu and Kashmir and other parts of the Country will be pursuing their higher education in it.Our priority should be to extend fullest support in their endeavour of setting up of the varsity at the permanent campus. Later, the Div Com while chairing a meeting of the senior officials of all the concerned and allied departments and the university officials regarding the setting up of the university and allotment of land said that, “priority should be to extend fullest support in their endeavour of setting up of the varsity at the permanent campus.While expressing strong resentment over the delay in work execution, the Div Com said that instead of outside agencies, the university has to seek help and cooperation from the local experts and engineers, well versed with the geography and topography of the area.He further assured full help from UT Government to strengthen the varsity’s campus development wing and extend help under various government schemes for construction of roads, water supply and electricity. He also assured to provide more land to the varsity and asked DDC Ganderbal to take necessary steps for the same. The Div Com also asked the university to conduct fresh survey and prepare a new master plan accordingly, adding that university should now focus on horizontal expansion rather than vertical constructions. He gave on the spot instructions to the departments for road widening, dredging and to remove the encroachment of the land, done by certain individuals and asked the concerned to come up with the Detailed Project Reports immediately. He also assured that the administration will look into the matter of providing additional land for construction of utilities for the university.Earlier, CUK Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mehraj ud Din Mir gave comprehensive details about the journey of the university since its inception in the year 2009.
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