85% work on Doodhganga to Kralpora pipeline completed: JKERA

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Project to benefit 3.5 lac population in Budgam, Srinagar

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (JKERA) on Monday said 85% progress has been achieved on laying of raw water pipeline from Doodganga to Kralpora water treatment plant.
Chief Executive Officer, JKERA Farooq Ahmad Lone, was informed about the progress during his site visit to the project by Project Manager (H).
He further informed that the project will provide direct gravity flow good quality water from the higher reaches of Doodhganga nallah to water treatment plant at Kralpora which will be free from turbidity.
“It would also save Rs 4 crores annually which are currently being spent on lifting of raw water for Kralpora water treatment plant,” statement said.
With the completion of the project, it will also fetch additional supply of raw water to the 10 water supply schemes enroute including Nagam, Zuhama, Mir mohalla, Chadoora, Wathura, Bugam, Doniwari, Handle Bagh, and Chatergam water supply schemes.
It was further informed that on completion the project will benefit the population of 3.5 lacs in District Budgam and several residential areas of south Srinagar like Gopalpora, Kralpora, Wanabal, Machu, Rawalpora, Baghi Mehtab, Lal Nagar, Chanapora, Natipora, Peerbagh, Parray pora, Baghat, Barzulla, Rambagh, Solina, Aalichibagh, Gogjibagh, Haftchinar, Tulsibagh, and Jawahar Nagar (partly).
During his site visit CEO ERA inspected the progress of work on construction of pipe racks near Kralapora, Wathura and Zuhama where pipeline is required to be crossed over the Doodhganga stream by way of construction of concrete racks across the two banks of stream, statement reads.
CEO directed the contractor to complete the work on construction of these pipe racks within next 10 days and directed the engineers to further expedite the progress of work on project.
Besides Project Manager Muhammad Maqbool Wani. JKERA, Kashmir, Parvaiz Maqbool Fazli, Team Leader DSC and other officers of JKERA accompanied CEOERA during his site visit.