Minister reviews status of ongoing developmental projects

The Minister for Cooperatives & Ladakh Affairs, Chering Dorjay, today inspected various developmental works currently under execution in Leh.

The Minister was accompanied by SE, PWD Leh, Tashi Chombel, Executive Engineers, PWD Leh, and a team of junior engineers.

While inspecting the ongoing excavation works for sewerage and drinking water projects at Changspa, Skara and Skalzangling, the Minister stressed on time-bound completion of these works by ensuring minimum inconvenience to commuters.  Highlighting the importance of these futuristic mega projects, he asked the engineers to work with dedication for timely target achievement.

On the occasion, the Minister was informed that  an amount of Rs. 217.35 crore have been sanctioned under  JNNURM scheme for four major projects in Leh, including augmentation and re-organization of the Leh Water Supply Scheme (at an estimated cost of Rs. 70.48 crore), sewerage system in Leh (at an estimated cost of Rs. 59.39 crore), solid waste management in Leh (at an estimated cost of Rs. 10.94 crore) and improvement of roads in Leh (at an estimated cost of Rs. 76.53 crore).

Dorjay also inspected the ongoing work for construction 11.87 Kms road length from Choglamsar to Spituk and Skalzangling to Agling being undertaken under the Central Road Fund (CRF) scheme at an estimated cost of Rs.19.74 crore.

The Minister directed the engineers to engage more labours to speed up the project. The SE PWD was asked to float tender for Choglamsar-Hemis Road (estimated at a cost of Rs. 1989.43 lac) and Martselang-Kharu-Leh Road (estimated at a cost of Rs. 687.00 lacs) under the CRF for the earliest allotment of these works.

The Minster also reviewed the progress of ongoing work on  Controlled Atmosphere Storage and Cold Storage facilities coming up at Rs. 9 crores at Agling during the inspection.

Councillor, Lower Leh, P. Wangdan, also accompanied the Minister.

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