4 years on,construction of impounding water reservoir in Tral yet to complete

Tral—Residents of Shaldraman, and other hamlets in Tral sub district of Pulwama district alleged that the foundation stone of impounding water reservoir was laid in the area by Public health engineering department  (PHE) about four years ago but the department has failed to complete the said reservoir till the date.


Official reports said that, in the year 2014 , the work on the said water reservoir was started with the motive to provide drinking water to the different areas of Tral sub division like Nahir , Khasipora, Chatrogam,  Chaan Kitar , Bajwani,  Chewa Ullar,  Diver , Paribal and other areas.


Reports further said that alloted amount for the work was Rs. 4758337 with 120 days as the time of completion, but unfortunately work is yet to complete, even after the passing of around four years.


Locals while talking to Kashmir Observer blamed that, material being used in the reservior is not sufficient as the alloted cost for the construction of said reservoir is enough to make it a solid, safe and useful.


Inhabitants of the area have also said that the reservior should be completed as early as possible in a better way, so that people in Tral areas may not face any water crises in future.


Meanwhile, after back to back complaints from the people of Shaldraman village , technical team of Civil society Tral, also visited the spot and have found that material used in the reservior is not good and sufficient as complained by the residents.


“We have visited the area to enquire the reservior work, but unfortunately work that has been done so far seems unfit at all ,” one of the technical members of Civil society Tral said.


Nisar Ahmad Kar, Assistant Executive Engineer PHE Tral, when contacted, said, “No funds were made available for the contracter on time, which is taking time to complete the said project. The main components of the reservior are already completed, only finishing touches and grills are incomplete now, which will be done soon.”


People of the area have now appealed to the Chief Engineer PHE to personally look into the matter as early as possible.

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