Srinagar, May 24: The Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (JKERA) Wednesday said that work on construction of Rawalpora – Chanapora mega storm water drainage project along national highway Bye-pass is in full swing and till date more than 85% progress has been achieved on the project.
The project funded by Asian Development Bank (ADB) funded Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Programme (JKUSDIP) is in full swing and till date more than 85% progress has been achieved on the project.
“The mega storm water drainage project which is estimated to cost Rs 148 crores involves the construction of storm water drainage network having total length of 34 Kms which includes construction of trunk drain, main drain, sub-main drains and three pumping stations in the project area,” Muhammad Azhar, ERA’s Public Relations Officer said.
He said that the construction work on Wanabal–Kralpora link road stretch (within project area) has been completed from Rangrethbagh to Hamza colony and the road stretch has been restored by JKERA while as on remaining portion from Hamza colony to Wanabal, PHED Kashmir has started shifting of water pipe lines and work on the said portion will be taken up by JKERA after the completion of work by PHED and is expected to be completed within 20-25 days. After which the affected portion of Wanabal- Kralpora link road will be restored including other roads that were affected during execution of the project,” he said. (KNS)