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CHANDIGARH: The Haryana Public Works Department has a plan to set up a State Academy of Research and Training, raise an ultra-modern planning and design unit, establish two revolving funds for buildings and deposit works as well as roads and update the PWD Code and Manual of Orders and Haryana Schedule of Rates so as to reorient the functioning of the Department with the changing scenario.
Chief Minister, Bhupinder Singh Hooda, who reviewed the Vision Document and Action Plan of the Public Works Department in a meeting, which he held here with the senior officers of the Department, directed that the functioning of the department should be made more efficient and transparent in view of the growing competitiveness and aspirations of the people. The Chief Minister directed that all roads should be made pothole free and patch work be completed by May 15.
He directed the officers to find long term solution whenever roads got frequently damaged and drains should be constructed to protect roads, according to an official release quoting Mr. Hooda.
The Chief Minister also directed that additional flats for Members of Legislative Assembly should be constructed in Chandigarh as their present number was insufficient.
He also directed that all construction be completed on priority basis. He desired that repair and maintenance of Government buildings should be carried out expeditiously. Financial Commissioner and Principal Secretary, Public Works (Building and Roads) Department, Dharamvir, said there was a plan to develop the research laboratory at Hisar as a State Academy of Research and Training to cope with the emerging trends in the field of construction technology and quality assurance techniques.
He said there was also a plan to activate the Haryana State Roads and Bridges Development Corporation.
The Corporation would provide several services to the Public Wroks Department in the execution of works.
He said to ensure efficient cash flow management, two revolving funds could be set up. While one revolving fund having an outlay of Rs. 7.5 crore would be for buildings and deposit works, the other of Rs. 10 crore would be for roads. --PTI
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