For Jammu’s First STP, Sadhotra Sets March 15, 2013 Deadline

KL Desk

Srinagar

Jammu city is going to have first Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) in March 2013 having 146 kilometer sewer network.  Part of mega sewerage project currently under execution, the STP is being constructed at a cost of Rs 28.61 crores with Asian Development Bank (ADB) assistance at Bhagtwari Nagar. The overall cost of sewerage project is Rs 108.31 crore.

While taking stock of the works being done, minister for planning, development, labour and employment, Ajay Kumar Sadhotra set a deadline of March 15, 2013 for completion of Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) of 106 kilometers have alresy been laid.

Sadhotra asked the executing agency to undertake extensive testing of the sewerage network and initiate house connections by March 31, 2013.

The Minister was accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer of the Economic Reconstruction Agency Saurab Bhagat and other senior officers and engineers.

The officers told Sadhotra that awareness campaign will be launched by ERA through mass media to make people aware of the benefits and significance of sewerage system in promoting hygiene and sanitation in the community.

“The purpose of such schemes is to improve the hygiene in the city and to facilitate people in a big way,” said Sadhotra while adding that the public utility schemes assume greater significance particularly in a city like Jammu that is being thronged by over ten million Vaishno Devi pilgrims besides Kashmir bound tourists and Amarnath Yatris.

The Minister laid stress on the quality of work and directed that quality standards of the project be maintained and monitored by the senior functionaries of the agency.

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