Listens to woes of people living along the river
SRINAGAR: Chief minister Mehbooba Mufti on Thursday expressed her unhappiness over the slow pace of dredging and de-silting in river Jhelum.
She directed the department concerned to seek an explanation from the executing agency about the reasons for the delay in achieving the targets.
The CM made these observations while visiting several dredging and de silting spots along the river.
Mehbooba visited the entire river strip from Srinagar to Panzinara and Kreshibal and enquired from the engineers concerned about the status of the silt excavation and the reasons for the slow progress.
She directed the engineers to look into the reasons of the slow progress in achieving the dredging targets and fix the responsibility. She said owing to low discharge winters are the best season to undertake de silting and dredging activities and best use of this time should have been made.
Enroute, Mehbooba stopped at several places and interacted with people who brought their day to day problem into the notice of the chief minister.
People sought intervention of the CM in redress of their problems like road up gradation, ration availability, power supply etc. She issued on the spot directions for the redress of the same.
At Noor Bagh, people complained of seepage and inundation of their houses and lanes due to low level of Jhelum banks.
Mehbooba directed taking steps for raising the level of banks of river Jhelum so that no water overflows into their premises and lanes. Information Department