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Rs 459 cr to be utilized to complete 221 languishing WSSs in J&K

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Srinagar | Friday, Oct 12 2018 IST
As many as 221 languishing Water Supply Schemes (WSSs) have been sanctioned with an estimated cost of Rs 459 crore across Jammu and Kashmir. "The schemes have been sanctioned under the special dispensation to be funded through Jammu and Kashmir Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC)," an official spokesperson said.

Secretary, Public Health Engineering (PHE), Irrigation & Flood Control (I&FC) and DMRRR, Farooq Ahmad Shah said that the Government had recently accorded sanction for the establishment of J&K Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation (JKIDFC) for completion of unfunded and languishing infrastructure projects in the State which are the priority for the Governor's administration.He directed the officers of the Department to prepare comprehensive plans in this regard and submitted the same to the concerned quarter for accord of necessary sanction. He also asked officers to ensure that the projects are free from all encumbrances before it is considered for approval.

Mr Shah said that all the pending projects should be strictly completed within the stipulated time frame. He also asked them to complete the fixed targets well in time and also stressed for judicious use of funds. He said no further time or cost overrun shall be allowed under any circumstances on such projects.He also said that the instructions were already given for monitoring of all executions of works related to PHE Department by the third party.

He emphasized upon all the officers and engineers of the PHE Department to work with added zeal and zest in order to ensure timely completion of all ongoing languishing projects and other works in a transparent manner.Mr Shah also inspected beautification work on Jhelum embankments at Zero Bridge. The embankments got damaged and deshaped in 2014 devastating floods, and in flood-like situation in March 2015 and June, 2018 with the accumulation of heavy debris and overburdens.

He was informed that beautification of embankments by way of reshaping of slopes and top has been taken under identified 23 works.He was informed that an amount of Rs 4.5 crore was earmarked for reshaping, correction of profile, upgradation of parks, construction of stone ditching, removal of blockades near LD and Gonikhan, construction of parapet walls, providing solar system illumination to bunds at leftover spots, plantation along embankments top, revival of Peerzo channel and other related works.

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