Srinagar: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad Tuesday convened a meeting to take stock of the progress of work on ongoing 140-kilometre Srinagar sewerage project and to discuss the issues confronting the completion of the project.
The meeting held threadbare discussions on various aspects of the project including realignment of PHE pipes at Alamgari Bazar, relocation of sixteen shops at 90 Feet Road Soura and measures under taken for relocation of inline and outfall pump stations besides permission for road cut at various locations for execution of house connection.
The DC directed the officers of the concerned departments to speed up the pace of work on war footing basis to expedite the balance works to facilitate the National Buildings Construction Corporation(NBCC) to complete the project at an earliest.
On the occasion, the DC was informed that Rs 155-core Sewerage Project in Zone-III of Srinagar sanctioned under the Urban Renewal Mission scheme is being carried to set up a 140-kilometre sewerage network in the old city. It was also given out that out of 140-kilometre sewerage network of Srinagar city, work on 133 kilometers has been already completed and remaining 7 kilometers would be completed soon.
It was further informed that out of total 16130 household connection, 5306 households in Srinagar have been covered till date and the target will be achieved by September 2021 in full.
The meeting was attended by the Chief Planning Officer, officers of PHE, UEED, SMC and NBCC.