Expedite Settlement Process Of Dal Dwellers At Rakh-i-Arth: Jora

KL Report


In order to expedite and implement the Rakhi-i-Arth project for early settlement of Dal dwellers a high level meeting headed by the Minister of Urban Development and Local Bodies Nawang Rigzin Jora was held today.

As per a statement Jora has said that Revenue department and LAWDA should work in close coordination to settle the issues hindering early settlement of Dal Dwellers.

Pertinently, 500 plots have been developed and allotted to Dal dwellers so far, while as presently 55 structures are under construction in Rakhi-i-Arth colony. The Rakhi-i-Arth colony is being developed on modern lines at a cost of Rs 416.72 cr with all basic amenities including schools, parks, road connectivity, mosques, and play fields, the meeting was informed.

It was further informed in the meeting that out of 7500 kanals of land at Rakhi-i-Arth, 1500 kanals of land have already been developed for starting the construction work. The meeting was told for the acquisition of land and structures within Dal and Nigeen lakes and subsequent dredging for eco-reconstruction of land under PMPRP a project of Rs 356 crore, involving removal of 1363 structures, acquisition of 4453 kanals of land mass and 10539 kanals of watery land and mechanical dredging of 8093 kanals.

As many as 726 out of 1174 structures under NLCP have already been removed from Dal Lake till date.

In a move to keep Dal Lake clean about 217 kanals of land out of 1380 kanals of land mass and 2414 kanals of land out of 5827 kanals of Watery land has been dredged out so far from the Dal Lake.

Meanwhile, Nigeen sewer line project was also discussed in the meeting and it was told that Amdakadal to Barar Trunk sewer line has already been laid and 45 habitations have been connected with this line and further work is in progress.

“Revenue officers to cooperate and provide necessary required Revenue documents to the LAWDA for laying further sewer lines”, directed the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir.

As per the statement the Dignibal-Ganderbal land encroachment issue was also discussed in the meeting. The Minister has asked the Divisional Commissioner to settle down the issue and remove the encroachments.


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