Govt forms sub-committee for relocating families living along Jehlum in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR: Government on Wednesday formed a sub-committee for monitoring a relocation process of the families living along the Jehlum.
The committee would be headed by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and representatives of LAWDA, SDA and I&FC as its members.
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir will also fortnightly review the rehabilitation and relocation process, this was decided in a meeting chaired by Minister for Finance and Labour & Employment, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, during a review meeting for the relocation process of the people living along the banks of River Jhelum.
The meeting was attended by MLA Batamaloo Noor Mohammad, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmad Khan, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr. Syed Abid Rasheed Shah, VC LAWDA, Exen Irrigation and Flood Control and members of affected families. Bukhari said the families living along Jhelum at Sheikhpora Chinar Bagh and the families living in the houseboats on the river will be relocated to the identified plots at Bemina.
He directed the officials to complete the earth filling process of the plots near Maternity Hospital Bemina within a month so that the plot layout can be done in 15 days thereafter. He said the possession of the plots shall be given to the identified families after 45 days and directed officials to expedite the process so that families can be relocated on time.
With regard to the rehabilitation of the families living along Jhelum in Batamaloo and Eidgah constituencies, Minister said 160 kanals have been identified at Rakh-e-Gund-Aksha and process is on to relocate the families.