SMC lagging far behind on drainage project

SMC lagging far behind on drainage project
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SRINAGAR: The Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) is lagging far behind in its work on a storm water drainage system in city localities under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme.
Out of 37,656 meters length of drains to be constructed under the plan by December 2018, the authority has so far completed only 6,010 meters, amounting to less than 16 percent.
Under the project drainage projects were approved for Shalteng, Lal Chowk, Indira Nagar, Nund Reshi Colony and Gangroh localities covering some 37,656 meters, under AMRUT scheme with financial support of World Bank.
In Shaltang only 190 meters have been completed out of 19430 meters, in Lal Chowk 1490 meters have been covered out of 5786 metres, in Indra Nagar 1130 meters have been covered out of 6820 meters.
The city’s existing drainage system is decades old, making the urban localities prone to water logging during rainy seasons.
SMC commissioner Riyaz Ahmad Wani told Kahmir Reader the residents would have to bear problem this winter, “as there is construction going on in these place where already drainage and water logging problem is.”
Wani said he has passed instructions for speeding up the work and ensure timely completion.
“We are doing our best. I have already passed instruction, hopefully we meet our deadline which is in December 2018 and solve the drainage problem,” he said.


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