CEO ERA, JTFRP reviews work on storm water drainage projects

Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), JKERA and JTFRP Monday inspected progress of work on mega storm water drainage sub-projects being executed under World Bank-funded Jhelum Tawi Flood Recovery Project (JTFRP) in various parts of Srinagar.

The projects are being constructed with an objective of strengthening urban flood management infrastructure in various flood prone areas of the City. During his visit to Bonapora-Padshahi Bagh storm water drainage  sub-project, Javid Iqbal Tara, Director, Kashmir informed the CEO that the sub-project involves laying of 12.7 km drainage network  along with construction of main pumping station and Intermediate pumping station at feasible locations.

He said work on the sub-project was underway in full swing and till date 2000 meters of the drainage network has been laid. The sub-project will benefit more than 50,000 people living in one of the most flood prone areas of the city which include areas like Padshahibagh, Mehjoor Nagar, Bonapora and Nowgam.

During site visit to the Rs 54.70 crore Missing links Zone-I storm water drainage subproject Shah was informed that the said drainage sub-project involves laying 38.269 km of the drainage network in the areas which due to various reasons were left out in the earlier schemes and will now be connected with the existing drainage schemes in these areas.

The Director said as on date more than 5000 meters of drainage network has been laid under the sub-project .He said the project will benefit more than 60,000 people living in the various areas of the city from Nowgam Chowk to Bemina Crossing on National Highway byepass and from Shalteng to HMT crossing on Srinagar-Baramulla National Highway.

Later, the CEO visited Nadir Gund were JKERA is executing work on the Nadroo storm water drainage scheme. The CEO was informed that sub-project involves construction of 5.9 km drainage network in the areas of Nadir –Gund, Al-Fazal colony, Noorani colony, Hafiz colony and Peerbagh along with the construction of main pumping station near Peerbagh Bridge. The CEO was informed that till date 3000 meters of the drainage network has been laid .It was informed that the sub-project will benefit more than 10,000 people living in the catchment area.

The CEO also monitored various quality control checks like concrete strength tests being undertaken during the various stages of the construction. He directed the engineers and quality control consultants of JKERA and JTFRP to strictly monitor the quality control parameters of the work and asked the engineers to work in coordinated manner with mission mode to ensure the completion of the works within the set timelines.