Chanapora drain water flows into graveyard
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Srinagar, Jun 4: The construction of a drain in the Government Mini-Housing Colony at Chanapora has evoked resentment among the residents as the sewage water flows into the local graveyard.
“The UEED authorities have been constructing the drain over the past couple of years. The work is going on at a snail’s pace because of which the drain water has started flowing into the graveyard causing damage to the graves,” a delegation of the local Welfare Committee led by its president, Din Muhammad, told Greater Kashmir. He said the earth and much dug out from the drain has been dumped in the local park turning it into a sore spot.
When contacted, an engineer of the UEED, Farooq Ahmad Bakshi, said adequate funds were not available in one go because of which work on the Rs 60 lakh drainage project was going on at a slow pace.
“Only 25 per cent of the work has so far been completed and given the allocation of meager funds every year, its completion was likely to get delayed,” he said.
Asked why the department had not taken precaution to protect the graveyard from the construction fallout, he said the officials would visit the area tomorrow for the purpose.
The locality is also facing drinking water problem as the pipes laid by the Public Health Engineering Department last year have failed, the residents alleged.
They appealed the local MLA and MOS Housing and Development Department Nasir Sogami to look into the matter.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 4 Jun 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 4 Jun 2010 18:30:00 GMT
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