Barrage construction for artificial lake to be completed by Mar: Govt

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JAMMU: The government Wednesday said that the construction of the Auto Mechanical Operated (AMO) barrage across the Tawi river for the creation of artificial lake will be completed by March this year.
The Irrigation &Flood Control Department has undertaken construction and design of the AMO barrage across Tawi river under which creation of artificial lake was one of the components of the project, Tassaduq Hussain Mufti, the new tourism minister of Jammu and Kashmir, said in a written reply to a question of BJP MLC Ramesh Arora in the Legislative Council.
“Work on the construction of a barrage across the Tawi river is being targeted to be completed by end of March 2018 and the work is in progress as on day,” he said.
Mufti said that the land measuring over 28 acres has been demarcated and fenced for development of tulip garden at Chatha on the outskirts of Jammu city and further development of the garden is in progress.
The tourism minister said that the development of the Suchetgarh border tourism at a sanctioned cost of Rs 4.9 crore under the Swadesh Darshan Scheme of the Union Ministry of Tour ism is at an advanced stage of completion.
The minister further said that the department has taken up in hand development of tourist facility around Ranjit Sagar Dam at Basohli at a cost of Rs 3 crore envisaging components such as floating jetties, rescue boats, water sports equipment’s, rain shelters.

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