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Date :5/27/2017
Press Release on 27th May 2017
JMC conducts an extensive tour of various nallahs falling within the limits of Jammu Municipal Corporation

Today on 27.05.2017 on the directions of Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Mr. M. Raju (IAS), a team of officials under the supervision of Sh. R.S. Jamwal (KAS), Joint Commissioner (A), JMC conducted an extensive tour of various nallahs falling within the limits of Jammu Municipal Corporation and inspected the ongoing de-silting drive launched by Transport Section of JMC w.e.f. 1st March, 2017. During the inspection it has been brought to the notice that morethan 1 lac ton of silt and garbage has been removed from barsati nallahs with the help of men and machinery deployed by JMC it includes 1 No. Tracked Excavator, 6 No. JCBs, 12 No. Tippers, 4 No. Front End Loader, 150 Nallah Gang Labour. The drive was launched in order to get the nallahs de-silted well before the onset of monsoon season and to avoid any kind of flash flood during rains. The nallahs which have been de-silted so far includes various tributaries of Landoi Choi nallah passing through Nanak Nagar, Sanjay Nagar, Trikuta Nagar and Gandhi Nagar, Nai Basti, Preet Nagar Digiana, Valmiki Colony, Sector-4, Kunj Vihar lane. The nallahs on right side of Tawi River which have been de-silted by JMC includes Shakti Nagar nallah, Krishna Nagar nallah, Durga Nagar nallah, Talab Tillo, Kabir Colony, Vishal Nagar etc. The operation will continue till September ending when the monsoon season will be over. However, the first phase of de-silting shall be completed before the end of June. During the tour on spot directions were given to the Chief Transport Officer, Sh. Talat Mehmood Khan who is over all inchrage of the entire de-silting drive launched by Transport Section of JMC to further expedite the de-silting drive and clear all the bottlenecks which generally cause havoc during monsoon season. All the venerable points of barsati nallahs have been identified by the Transport Section of JMC and on spot instructions were issued to clear all these points well before the onset of monsoon season so that any kind of loss to the life and property of people can be avoided in case of heavy down pour. The JMC has constituted 3 teams 1 each for 3 zones of Transport Section under the control of Transport Officers of Zone-I, II & III namely Sh. Balbir Singh, Prem Raj and Sanjeev Kumar to attend the complaints/grievances of general public with regard to the clearance of nallahs. The public appreciated the efforts of Jammu Municipal Corporation and convey special thanks to the Commissioner, JMC for initiating de-silting drive well in time on such a large scale. The Commissioner, JMC appealed the general public not to encroach upon nallashs and also not throw garbage/building material in the nallas as the same is the main cause of choking of nallahs and it is our duty to clean our surrounds and further assured that JMC will put every possible effort for minimizing the problems of general public.