Mufti dedicates 4.5 MGD Bamzoo Water Supply Scheme to people

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Around 1.12 lakh souls in 52 habitations in Anantnag town, adjoining areas to benefit

ANANTNAG: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Monday inaugurated the 4.50 MGD Bamzoo Water Supply Scheme to overcome the drinking water scarcity in Anantnag town and many other adjoining villages.

The scheme funded under the Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme catering to Small & Medium Towns (UIDSSMT) will augment some 1.12 lakh people for access to safe drinking water. 

The Chief Minister had last week commissioned the 10 MGD Sukhnag Water Supply Scheme in Budgam, which has been constructed at a cost of Rs.121 crore. 

Later Mufti Sayeed inspected the Filtration Plant and Main Reservoir. The Chief Engineer PHE briefed him about the main features of the scheme and the areas to be fed. 

Constructed at a cost of Rs. 45.96 crore, Bamzoo Water Supply Scheme, sourced from Ahrigol and Mulsoo springs as well as Lidder nallah, will benefit 52 habitations which include areas like Paibugh, Iqbalabad, Kadipora, Laizbal, Anchidora, Nandpors, Batpora, Lidder Mouth, Khanabal, Batangoo, Pushwara, Reshibazar, Achabal, Mehndi Kadal, Donipawa, Mominabad, Dabruna and Ashajipora. 

The work on the scheme was started by PHE Department in 2009 and its distribution network is spread over an area of 16.25 km. 

Also present on the occasion were MP, Nazir Ahmad Laway, 

CM orders dewatering of inundated areas

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, has instructed immediate dewatering of water-logged roads and residential areas following incessant rains lashing various parts of Kashmir since last evening.

He asked the R&B Department, the Irrigation and Flood Control Department, the Mechanical Engineering Department, UEED and Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) to immediately press into services the requisite men and machinery to ensure speedy dewatering of water-logged areas so that there is no disruption of traffic and public movement.

Mufti asked the Irrigation and Flood Control Department to ensure round-the-clock vigil along the embankments of rivers and nallahs especially in vulnerable areas. “Preventive measures should be taken in advance to ensure safety of life and property,” he said. “There should be no disruption of traffic movement due to water-logging of roads and the concerned authorities must ensure that inter and intra-state traffic moves normally.”

Sayeed also called for immediate dewatering of Eidgahs and other open areas where congregational Eid prayers are to be offered on Eid-ul-Azha.

The Chief Minister said that all the concerned agencies should work in close coordination to ensure that people don’t suffer any inconvenience because of water-logging and other related issues.

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