Srinagar: Keeping in view the large growth of population in Srinagar city, two modern drainage schemes were on Sunday inaugurated in Chanapora and Bemina areas that are expected to help about thirty thousand people living in various colonies in these areas.
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah who said that the cities have been underlines as focused area in the State’s development policy inaugurated the schemes.
The two drainage schemes of Pohru – Chanapora and Bemina – Fruit Mandi involve an amount of about Rs 56 crore. Omar said that the schemes would provide relief to people living in various colonies including Allama Iqbal Colony, Bagh-i-Mehtab, Beighpora, Lal Nagar, Sheikh Noor-ud-Din Colony, Omar Colony, SDA Colony, Shamas Abad, Qamarabad, Owaisabad, Osmania Colony, Boatmen Colony, Fruit Mandi, Al Hamza Colony, Gulshan Abad, Sheikh Colony, Mansoor Colony and adjacent areas.
The Economic Reconstruction Agency (ERA) has constructed the duo drainage schemes which include construction of pumping houses, main drain of about 2 km length, trunk drain of about 3 km long and sub main drains of about 9 km length besides rising mains.
Omar said that upgradation of basic amenities, beautification, and proper system of drainage and sewerage are being attended in a comprehensive manner in Srinagar and Jammu cities. He said various projects are under implementation in this regard and various have been completed.