Work on BU's PG Centre in Kolar resumes pace

Administrative block to be completed in three months

The recent protest by students seem to have done an impact on the University authorities as the work which was suspended for sometime has been taken-up again.

However, the students and staff have to wait for three months to shift there. Owing to differences in opinion among engineers of university, the work was suspended, it is said.

Sources here said that Vice-chancellor has been directed to oversee the work progress and also to pay off the pending dues of contractors.

Lack of facilities

The post-graduation centre here is deprived of proper classrooms, library and even toilet facility.

For the past 13 years, the PG Centre has been waiting to be shifted to a new building, but in vain. Early completion of the PG Centre is the only way out for them, say the university faculty here.

However, work on the administrative block will be expedited and drain will also be laid in a week’s time, said a university staff to Deccan Herald.

“The administrative block will be completed in three months. Roofing will also be done. If the government pays the pending dues, the work can be completed in one-and-half-year,” said Basavaraju, manager appointed by contractor.

Funds granted

Four years ago, the government had granted 30 acres of land for PG Cetntre at Mangasandra and former chief minister H D Kumaraswamy had laid foundation stone in 2007 for the work to be taken up at a cost of Rs 11 crore. Deadline of two years was given to complete the work.

The work was delayed initially as the Forest Department took time to handover the land to contractors in 2008. Besides, the work sketch too was provided late.

Despite this, the contractors had begun the work on administrative block. As per the agreement, the work was to be completed in 2010 but it is still in snail’s pace.

Since the contract period has come to an end, the cotractors have urged the authorities to fix the present market rate for their work. But the university failed to consider their demand, hence, the work was affected, said the sources.

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