85 pc progress achieved on Rawalpora- Chanapora water drainage project: JKERA

The Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (JKERA), on Wednesday, said that 85 per cent progress has been achieved on the Rawalpora-Chanapora mega storm water drainage project along national highway bypass.


It said that the project has been funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Programme (JKUSDIP) and is in full swing.


Muhammad Azhar, ERA’s public relations officer said, “The mega storm water drainage project which has an estimated cost of Rs 148 crores involves the construction of storm water drainage network that has a length of 34 km. In this project construction of trunk drain, main drain, sub-main drains and three pumping stations is included.”


He said that the construction work on Wanabal–Kralpora link road was completed from Rangrethbagh to Hamza colony and the road stretch has been restored by JKERA.


On the remaining portion from Hamza colony to Wanabal, PHED Kashmir has started shifting water pipelines. However, JKERA would take up the portion of work after PHED completes its work within the next 20 to 25 days.


After this the affected portion of Wanabal-Kralpora link road would be restored, including other roads that were affected during execution of the project,” he said.

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