RK Mathur, the lieutenant governor of Ladakh, today lay the foundation stone for the Ladakh Bhawan (Kargil Wing) in Dwarka, Delhi, and gave the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) officials orders to guarantee the project’s prompt completion. He gave the assurance that the UT administration wouldn’t let financial concerns slow down project completion.
The Ladakh Lieutenant Governor was briefed by the CPWD officials on the facilities and architectural style that will be used.
The foundation stone-laying ceremony at Ladakh Bhawan was attended by the chairman of LAHDC Kargil, Feroz Ahmad Khan; executive councillors Syed Abbas Razvi, Mohsin Ali, and Syed Mehdi Fazily; commissioner secretary Ajeet Kumar Sahu; and deputy commissioner Santosh Sukhdeve.
The building will be built for around Rs 15 crores under the Special Development Package (SDP), and the CPWD will be in charge of carrying out the development. The structure will contain 24 rooms, 4 dorm rooms, 2 VIP suites, a meeting room, a dining area, and a contemporary kitchen. Hill Council, Kargil, would be in charge of managing the Bhawan.
The Bhawan is primarily built for Haj pilgrims, patients, and students looking for admission in Delhi, among others. Ladakh Bhawan (Kargil Wing), which has been long-requested by the Kargil populace, is suggested as a housing complex for Kargil residents who have to go to the national capital.
Speaking at the event, CEC LAHDC Kargil Feroz Khan thanked the Mathur-led UT Administration for including the aforementioned project in the Special Development Package. He hoped that the structure would be finished within the allotted time period and that the facility would be used by the general people of Kargil who go to the national capital for services, brief business trips, further travel for pilgrimages, etc.
The Metro Station and Delhi Airport are both about a 15-minute walk from the building. It will be quite convenient for pilgrims, students, and other visitors from Kargil.
He said that from 2003–2004, efforts have been made to make the initiative a reality. All parties and organisations engaged were commended by CEC Kargil, notably former CEC LAHDC Kargil Kacho Ahmed Ali Khan for his proactive involvement in securing the property. Feroz Khan praised the UT Administration’s efforts, noting that they had expedited the administrative permission procedure for the project in question and had already allocated the executing agency Rs 4 crores for the purpose of carrying out the job.