Secy PHE for timely completion of projects

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Reviews status of languishing project of Samba, Udhampur, Kathua

JAMMU: The Secretary PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control (I&FC) and DMRRR, Farooq Ahmad Shah on Thursday directed for time-bound completion of all the languishing and new water supply projects in Samba, Udhampur, and Kathua districts of Jammu division.
The secretary issued the direction during a high-level meeting convened to review the status of various languishing and new water supply projects constructed in the three districts.
According to an official handout, in Samba, 15 languishing projects of PHE have been approved at a cost of Rs 23.33 crore of which 5 projects will be completed by March 2019 and remaining projects would be completed by next year. While as irrigation projects would be completed during the same period.
In Kathua, 14 languishing projects of PHE have been approved at a cost of Rs20.60 crore of which 3 projects would be completed by March 2019 and remaining projects would be completed by next year. While as irrigation projects would be completed during the same period, it read further.
Whereas, in Udhampur, 22 languishing projects of PHE have been approved at a cost of Rs 46.27 crore of which 11 projects would be completed by March 2019 and remaining projects would be completed next year. While as Irrigation projects would be completed during the same period, it read.
In Samba, Kathua and Udhampur districts each habitation will be provided potable drinking water facilities by October 2019.
The secretary stressed upon officials to gear up their men and machinery and to speed up work at grassroots level so that people get clean drinking water and better irrigation facilities through the projects at an earliest.
Shah said that all the languishing projects should be strictly completed within the stipulated time frame. He also asked them to complete the fixed targets well in time and also stressed transparency in the execution of the projects.
He emphasised upon all the officers and engineers of the PHE and I&FC departments to work with added zeal and zest in order to ensure timely completion of all the languishing projects, it added.