‘ERA drains to benefit 70,000 populace’
Srinagar, July 8: Economic Reconstruction Agency has so far spent Rs 65 crore on the ongoing drainage projects in the City aimed to benefit 70,000 populace, the ERA’s Urban Director OP Dubey said while reviewing the projects.
Project Manager Urban, GH Ganie informed Dubey that so far the agency has “completed 35 kms of deep drain, main drains and sub mains.”
“Further out of the total of 0.868 kms of pipe jacking on Pohru-Chanapora drainage sub-project, 0.504 kms of pipe jacking has been completed,” Ganie added.
Later Dubey, as per an official handout, also visited Hyderpora Chowk along with Project Manager and SP Traffic, Srinagar Maqsood-ul-Zaman, where work on 6 meter trunk drain is underway. He was informed that the “remaining portion of 100 meters will be completed within next 15- 20 days.”
The Director, instructed the ERA engineers and contractor to take necessary steps to accelerate the pace of work and also to take all safety measures during execution of work.
The ERA spokesman said the south City drainage project between Bemina and Pohru Chowk is divided into three sub-projects having the lengths of ; 24.84 kms Rawalpora – Tengpora,16.94 kms Pohru Chowk – Chanapora and 12.8 km Bemina Chowk– Fruit Mandi sub-projects respectively.
Talking to Greater Kashmir Project Manager Urban GH Ganie said the drainage was part of urban component of ERA’s ongoing Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded Multisector Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project (MIRP)
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