Srinagar, Jun 30 (PTI) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti today underscored the need for putting in place a project monitoring apparatus to evaluate the completion pace, funding and quality assurance of ongoing developmental projects in the state. Also Read - PDP Youth Wing President Waheed Para Arrested Again After Bail in Terror Funding Case, Mehbooba Mufti Calls 'Vendetta'

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“The monitoring mechanism will ensure timely completion of projects thereby giving the people the benefits for which these are started,” Mehbooba said. Also Read - Jammu and Kashmir DDC Polls: PAGD Wins 110, BJP Single-Largest Party With 75 seats

As many as 195 projects are under execution in the state by Police Housing Corporation (PHC) costing Rs 492 crore.

The corporation has completed 607 projects costing Rs 2461 crore across the state ever since its inception.

The projects under execution include health facilities at Chadoora, Magam, Makahama, Dooru, Udhampur, Ramban, Kathua and other places besides other government infrastructure, an official spokesman said.

“It’s not a matter of cost over runs only. It’s a question of social relevance and needs of these projects which keep changing fast and which ought to be kept in mind,” the chief minister said and directed strict adherence to the timeline completion of the developmental projects.

She said alongside evaluating the timeline completion of any project, it is equally important that the fund flow for the said project is timely reviewed so that no project gets stuck because of shortage of funds at the completion time and funds are arranged well in time.

Quality check of the projects should also be undertaken during the process not to leave any scope for any complaints after the projects are completed, Mehbooba said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.