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J&K Govt approves construction of new district jail in Reasi, expansion of jail in Anantnag

SRINAGAR, SEP 25: In a significant development, the Jammu and Kashmir government has granted administrative approval for the construction of a new District Jail in Reasi and the expansion of the District Jail in Anantnag. The ambitious project is expected to cost a total of Rs 84 Crore and is set to be completed within a span of three years. Two separate orders pertaining to these projects have been issued by the Home Department.
Construction of New District Jail Reasi
According to an order dated S.O-15 of 2020 dated 09.01.2020, administrative approval has been granted for the project titled “Construction of New District Jail Reasi.” The estimated cost for this project is Rs. 57.7621 Crores (Rupees Fifty-Seven Crore Seventy-Six Lacs & Twenty-One Thousand only). The project falls under the UT Capex Budget and is to be executed under the supervision of the Director General of Prisons, Jammu and Kashmir.
The Administrative Council has given its approval with a stipulation that the project must be completed within three years, as per the order issued by the Home Department.
Expansion of District Jail Anantnag
In a parallel development, another order, also dated S.O-15 of 2020 dated 09.01.2020, has granted administrative approval for the project titled “Expansion of District Jail Anantnag.” The estimated cost for this expansion project is Rs. 25.2603 Crores (Rupees Twenty-Five Crore Twenty-Six Lacs & Three Thousand only). Similar to the Reasi project, this initiative falls under the UT Capex Budget and will be managed by the Director General of Prisons, Jammu and Kashmir.
The Administrative Council has again emphasized that the project should be completed within three years, as outlined in the order.
Both projects are required to adhere to all codal formalities, strictly following the latest relevant Indian Standard (I.S) codes and specifications of the Public Works Department (PWD) and Central Public Works Department (CPWD). Additionally, earthquake resistance measures must be incorporated into the design of the structures to ensure their safety.
The works will be carried out in accordance with the relevant provisions of the General Financial Rules (GFR) and other related instructions. Rates for items not covered in the Jammu and Kashmir Standard Schedule of Rates (JK SSR) or any other relevant schedule will be determined based on an Analysis of Rates, computed and approved by the competent authority well before the tendering process, following established codal procedures.
This approval marks a significant step towards enhancing the infrastructure for correctional facilities in Jammu and Kashmir, reflecting the government’s commitment to modernize and improve the state’s prison system.

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