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Amit Shah inaugurates new IIT Jammu campus

JAMMU: Union Home Minister Amit Shah, who is on a three-day visit to Jammu and Kashmir, inaugurated a new campus at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT)-Jammu on Sunday.

The home minister arrived at Jammu on the second day of his visit to the Union Territory to inaugurate the new campus at IIT-Jammu and also lay the foundation stones for various development projects.

Amit Shah is being accompanied by Union Ministers Dharmendra Pradhan, Dr Jitendra Singh and J&K Lt Governor Manoj Sinha.

Taking to Twitter, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan said Amit Shah dedicated Phase 1A and 1B of the permanent campus of IIT Jammu and Saptarshi, a multidisciplinary research centre.

The union minister also laid the foundation stone for the construction of the last phase 1C of the permanent campus.

"Phase 1A & 1B of IIT Jammu has been developed at a total cost of Rs 210 crore. Phase 1C is estimated to be developed at a total cost of over Rs 700.19 crore," Pradhan tweeted.

He further called the developments at IIT Jammu a "step forward in realising Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a prosperous Jammu and Kashmir."

On Saturday, the education minister had reviewed the inauguration preparations at the institute along with the academic activities.

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