DC Srinagar conducts whirlwind tour of city areas

Inspects developmental works, medical shops
DC Srinagar conducts whirlwind tour of city areas
Photo: Jammu and Kashmir Information Department

Srinagar, Nov 17: The District Development Commissioner (DDC), Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad today undertook whirlwind tour of various city areas to inspect pace of ongoing developmental works being carried out for the construction of Noor Jehan Bridge at Qamarwari, 60 MLD In-fall Pumping Station/Swerage Treatment Plant (STP) Eidgah and Service road on NH-44 at Pantha Chowk.

Inspecting pace of work on 127-meter-long Noor Jehan Bridge at Qammarwari over River Jhelum being constructed at an estimated cost of Rs 10 crore, the DDC instructed the concerned executing agency to work in double shifts to ensure timely completion of the bridge so that people of the area are benefitted.

The DDC also instructed the concerned officers to take measures to remove all bottlenecks and other encroachments if any in the project.

He also visited Ali Jan Road and inspected the works under taken for 60 MLD In-fall Pumping Station being carried out by NBCC under Comprehensive Sewerage in Zone 3rd of Greater Srinagar.

The DC directed the concerned implementing agency to speed up the pace of work and complete the project by December 2021 so that sewerage system in Srinagar is further improved. He said about 17000 households of surrounding areas of Eidgah Srinagar will be connected with the Station and will cater the major areas in the district. Earlier, while reviewing the pace of work being carried out for service road on NH-44 at Pantha chowk, the DDC directed the concerned to remove all bottlenecks in the project.

Meanwhile, in order to ensure the quality of Medicines/Drugs being sold to the patients and to regulate the prices of the drugs in City markets, the Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Aijaz Asad on Wednesday undertook a surprise inspection of various markets in Srinagar.

On the occasion, the DC ordered for closing down of various medical shops for contravention of rules like absence of qualified persons, not maintaining sale purchase records, unhygienic conditions, cold storage drugs not maintained properly, records of psychotropic drugs not maintained in violation of norms. During the inspection, 20 medical shops were inspected during which four were found violating laid down norms and were sealed/ stopped operation on the spot.

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