Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan today convened a meeting to review the progress of ongoing dredging work on river Jhelum.
Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood control (I&FC), Deputy Director Planning, representatives from Reach Dredging Limited and other concerned officials attended the meeting.
Chief Engineer I&FC informed the meeting that the contract of Jhelum dredging has been awarded to Reach Dredging Limited Company and till date around 67000 cubic meters silt has been dredged out from the river at Panzinara and Kreshbal , 65000 cubic meters at Shivpora and Zero Bridge while 2.55 lakh cubic meters of slit has been dredged out from the river Jhelum in Baramulla district.
During the meeting various matters including chopping of trees at Panzinara embankment and creation of Dyke (space for dumping material) at various dredging sites was also discussed. Div Com directed the executing agency to install extra machines for dredging so that the targets are achieved in stipulated time and all the river embankments are cleared of sand and slit.
To supervise the dredging work and to resolve land acquisition issue for creating Dyke, the Div Com deputed 3 retired Tehsildars to the Reach Dredging Limited for assistance.