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Lucknow, Dec 9 – Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday directed to complete the construction projects related to wider public interest expeditiously and said that there can be no compromise on the timeliness and quality of these projects as adherence to the standards is mandatory for every project.

During a meeting with Additional Chief Secretaries and Principal Secretaries from various departments, the CM said that the admission to MBBS will commence from the upcoming academic session in medical colleges in Chandauli, Bulandshahr, Bijnor, Lalitpur, Pilibhit, Kanpur Dehat, Gonda, Auraiya, Lakhimpur Kheri, Kaushambi, Kushinagar, Sultanpur and Sonbhadra.

He said, “Complete the construction of all 13 medical colleges by the end of January. Ensure a comprehensive quality assessment before handover. All these medical colleges should be opened simultaneously and the work should be completed expeditiously.”

Yogi said, “Complete the construction of Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University, Lucknow, within this month. Meanwhile, expedite the construction work of Mahayogi Guru Gorakhnath Ayush University, Gorakhpur and Amethi Medical College.”

He said that the academic sessions have commenced at Shakumbhari University, Saharanpur, Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University, Aligarh, and Maharaja Suheldev State University, Azamgarh. “Starting from the upcoming session, ensure that all these universities are operational on their respective campuses. Complete the construction work for these universities by January 31, and ensure the timely availability of furniture and other necessities,” he said.

The CM directed to expedite the construction of Sainik School, Gorakhpur and Unani Medical College, Bareilly, with the aim to complete the work by the upcoming January and February, respectively. “The progress of the construction work at the Cultural Harmony Center, Rampur, is not satisfactory, hence, speeding up the process,” he said.

He said that delays in construction projects not only lead to cost overruns but also deprive the target segment of timely benefits. “No budget reassessment should be carried out for any project related to construction, including medical colleges, universities and prisons,” he said.

Yogi said that every Additional Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary should review the under-construction projects of his department fortnightly. “If there is a delay in work, monthly timeline is not followed, or the quality is not up to standard, then fix accountability immediately. Penalties should be imposed on firms that do not meet the standards of punctuality and quality. If a penalty has to be imposed thrice, the concerned firm should be blacklisted,” he said.

He said that there should not be any delay in the process of land selection, consultant selection and DPR for the construction of the proposed District Court in 10 districts. “It should be given top priority by the planning department,” he said.

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