Jehlum Banks will be freed from encroachments: Bukhari

SRINAGAR: Minister for Finance and Labour & Employment, Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari, Wednesday said the process is on to rehabilitate the people living along the banks of river Jhelum so that banks can be freed from encroachments once for all.
Minister said this while reviewing the relocation process of the people living along the banks of River Jhelum. He said the work is in progress on war footing basis to give a one-time relief to the people living along banks of river Jhelum in Srinagar so that banks can be beautified and strengthened later to avert any tragedy in future. He directed the officers to ensure that no structure come up on either side of the banks of river Jhelum after the dwellers are rehabilitated properly.
On the occasion, Bukhari directed the Department of Irrigation and Flood Control to complete the left out work of land filling at Bemina By-pass near SKIMS within 15 days and asked the Vice-Chairman SDA to ensure that the plots for beneficiaries are demarcated within a weeks’ time after the land filling is completed.