Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Chief Executive Officer, J&K ERA/JTFRP today inspected the progress of work on the construction of Additional Block at Lal Ded Maternity Hospital and, on the construction of additional hospital block at the Bone and Joint Hospital, Barzulla, Srinagar taken up under the component “Critical Infrastructure” of Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project funded by the World Bank.During the site visit to the construction site of the additional hospital block at the Lal Ded Maternity Hospital, Srinagar, Basharat Kawoosa, Director Technical JTFRP informed the CEO, JKERA/JTFRP that the work on the “state of art” additional block at Lal Ded, Hospital is being constructed by JKPCC at an allotted cost of Rs 132.50 crore . He said that block is designed as G+5 structure with Ground floor having waiting hall integrated with canteen and associated facilities like display counters, CCTV counters etc. 1st Floor will have LDRP (labor-delivery-recovery and postpartum) suite with nursery for the newborns, 2nd floor will have hi-tech operation theaters with 3rd floor exclusively dedicated to services while as 4th and 5th floors will have post operative wards. The state of the art hospital building will be constructed using the base isolation technique to make it withstand the earthquakes in the seismic zone –V. The technology is being used for the first in the construction of any public buildings in the valley. The building has been categorized as GREEN BUILDING and is being designed to achieve performance based on the international design standards also be the designated Green building with the scientific provision for the energy conversation. The hospital building will provide with latest medical equipment’s for the pre and post natal care. Director Technical informed that the work on the laying of piles is in full swing and heavy machinery and equipments have also been deployed at site and till date around 78 piles have been laid. Sub-project has been allotted to JKPCC and work on same isunderway and in full swing. CEO JKERA /JTFRP gave on the spot instructions’ for installation of concrete mixing plant at site and for increasing the number of piles being laid per day so that the work is completed within the set timeframe.Later CEO JKERA/JTFRP inspected the progress of work on the construction of additional block at Bone and Joints hospital, Barzulla Srinagar which is being constructed at cost of Rs 88.94 crore. Director, Technical, JTFRP informed that the block on completion will considerably augment the infrastructure of the valley’s largest center for the orthopedic care with the additional capacity of 120 beds and the state of art facility will have latest Intensive care centre’s and modular operation theatres. CEO JKERA/JTFRP was informed that work on the sub-project has been awarded to NPCC (National Projects Construction Corporation) which has started the work on the sub-project with the work on the test piles and site clearance is progress.CEO JKERA/JTFRP directed the contractor that work on the sub-project be expedited and clearance of the site be done in a a manner so that enough space is available for the construction activities and also directed the contractor to mobilize more men and machinery at site to ensure that work is completed within the stipulated timeframe. CEO directed the contractor to segregate the project into work breakdown structure (WBS) and clearly define the tasks within the set timelines.Dr Saima Rashid, Principal, Govt. Medical College, Srinagar and other officers of JKERA/JTFRP and consultants accompanied CEO JKERA/JTFRP during the site visit.