Govt Suspends Work on Doodhganga Water-Pipeline in Chadoora



Minister for Agriculture, Ghulam Nabi Lone Hanjura Thursday directed the Chief Executive Officer, Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA), which is the executing agency for laying of 600 MM Di-Pipe for Transmission of Raw Water from Higher Reaches of Doodhganga Nallah to Kralpora Water Treatment Plant and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to temporary suspend the construction work on the project till an amicable solution.

He also appealed the people of Chrar-e-Sharief constituency and its adjoining areas to maintain calm as the Government will safeguard their interests, an official spokesperson said this evening.

While interacting with media persons in Jammu today, the Minister said that the construction work of laying of 600 MM Di Pipe project was sanctioned with an estimated cost of Rs 42.54 crore during the previous regime in September 2013 to augment the existing drinking water scenario in the area and the work on the same was started in October 2014.

Hanjura said being public representative of the area, the people have represented to him and expressed some reservation on the project and have demanded suspension of work on the project as it harms their interests.

He said he will visit the area for some on-the spot amicable solution by addressing the concerns of the locals. “Meanwhile, I have asked the ERA to suspend the work temporarily till an amicable solution,” he maintained.


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