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The Jammu and Kashmir government today asked the executing agency to speed up the work on the new assembly complex and ensure its completion by November end next year, an official spokesperson said. Parliamentary Affairs minister A R Veeri, along with Assembly speaker Kavinder Gupta, set the deadline after inspecting the ongoing works at the prestigious complex, he said. The new assembly complex has a total area of 23465 square metres with two basements, two floors for the Legislative Assembly and two floors for the Legislative Council and the work is being executed by the Jammu and Kashmir Project Construction Corporation (JKPCC). "Deadline fixed for the completion of the project should be taken seriously and all the work needs to be carried out accordingly," the minister said. The minister said that sufficient amount of funds were available and required funds would soon be released for smooth execution of all related works but it needs to be completed at the earliest even if there is a need for carrying out the works in double shift. Gupta asked the concerned officials to ensure proper seating arrangements for the legislators with all required facilities besides provision of meeting halls at the complex. He said all pending work needs to be expedited for its timely completion.
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