135-km sewerage network to be constructed in Srinagar

DC discusses issues hampering completion of project
135-km sewerage network to be constructed in Srinagar
DC Srinagar in this file photo

Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Wednesday convened a meeting to discuss the issues hampering completion of the ongoing 135-kilometre sewerage project in the summer capital

The meeting discussed the areas where problems are beingfaced and their reasons resulting in the project remaining incomplete so far.An official statement said the aim of the meeting where all concerneddepartments were present was to understand and resolve issues.

Concerned departments were authorised to undertake requisiteworks to facilitate the National Buildings Construction Corporation or NBCCIndia to complete the project.

The PHE and R&B departments were instructed to completerealignment of PHE pipes at Alamgari Bazar and relocation of sixteen shops at90 Feet Road Soura to identified land within one month.

The statement said hindrances to construction of inline andoutfall pumping stations at Ali Jan Road were also discussed in the meeting.Concerned officers were directed to sort out the issues within three weeks.

Execution of house connections at various locations andpermission for road cuts were also discussed. NBCC was authorised to undertakeroad cuts on the condition that it will restore the roads and in consultationwith the R&B engineers.

Concerned Superintending Engineers and Executive Engineersof R&B, PHE and ACR Srinagar and concerned Tehsildars, who were all presentin the meeting, were asked to sit together and finalise matters as instructedin order that work can be resumed and completed at the earliest possible.

The Rs 155-crore Sewerage Project in Zone-III of Srinagar,sanctioned under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission scheme ofthe central government, will set up a 135-kilometre sewerage network connectingaround 50,000 households across the old city.

ADC Srinagar Kuldeep Krishan Sidha and JD Planning M YaseenLone were also present in the meeting.

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