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Date :7/13/2017
Press Release on 13th July 2017
Dr. Nirmal Singh, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister conducted an extensive tour of Jammu City to review work done as well as preparedness of JMC to handle with situation of water logging/over flooding during the ensuing monsoon.

Today on 13.07.2017, Dr. Nirmal Singh, Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister, J&K conducted an extensive tour of Jammu City alongiwith Officers of Jammu Municipal Corporation and UEED. Mr. M. Raju (IAS), Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation apprised the Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister about the various works relating to cleaning as well as upgradation of the nallahs being undertaken by the Jammu Municipal Corporation and informed him that about 1.50 M.T of silt and garbage has been removed for the last four months. During the tour the Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minster inspected the ongoing work of nallahs falling within the limits of Jammu Municipal Corporation and also took stock of situation after heavy rains on Yesterday. He visited Kamla Palace, Vishal Nagar, Krishna (Science College), Rajinder Nagar(back side of SPMR), Gandhi Nagar ( near Valmiki Mohalla), Nanak Nagar Sector-4, Kunj Vihar Lane, Landoi Choi, Last Morh, Gandhi Nagar, Nai Basti, Satwari (Rehri Zone), K.C. Hundai (Channi), Rajiv Nagar and Bus Stand Parking ( B.C. Road), Shastri Nagar and Gangyal. During inspection the Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister directed the JMC administration to install wire mesh fencing on the sites of the nallahs to prevent the garbage falling into the nallahs resulting in choking and over-flowing of the nallahs during rainy seasons. He also directed the Officials of JMC to take locals into confidence during the de-silting operation as the people know well about the problem being faced by them during heavy rains. The Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister also directed the Commissioner, JMC to take up the issue of shifting of sewerage line which is blocking the flow of Shakti Nagar nallah resulting in overflowing. In the Vishal Nagar area he directed the Executive Engineer, UEED for temporary cleaning of irrigation canal which can be utilized for diverting the rain water flow into the drainage nallah. To deal with the problem of over flooding at Krishna Nagar and Science College area, the Executive Engineer, UEED was directed to expedite the work on Krishna Nagar Nallah which was undertaken under AMRUT Scheme. During the inspection of Rampura Nallah and nallah passing through Last Morh, Gandhi Nagar he gave onspot directions for dismantling the slab on these nallahs so that proper de-silting can be carried out and chances of flooding on these points can be minimized. On spot directions were given to the Chief Transport Officer, JMC to clear all the bottlenecks on the vulnerable nallahs and remove all blockages caused due to heavy rains falling within the limits of JMC. Taking serious note of absence of Sanitary Supervisor and Safaikaramcharies in some aeas where Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister directed Commissioner, JMC to initiate strict action against them. The Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister also interacted with the local people at various localities and listen to their problems patiently and gave assurance for their immediate redressal. The people also appreciated the role of Jammu Municipal Corporation in getting the nallahs cleared upto bed level well before the rainy season to avoid health hazards and inconvenience to the general public. During the tour, Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister appealed the general public not to encroach upon the nallahs and also extend full cooperation to Jammu Municipal Corporation for adequate de-silting work of nallahs. Various Mohalla Committees at Rampura, Nanak Nagar, Shastri Nagar has appreciated the Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister regarding on spot assessment being made by him so that in future also continuous de-silting operations of JMC will be done successfully. They also thanked Hon’ble Dy. Chief Minister that due to the big de-silting operation done well before the onset of monsoon, there was no loss of life and property of people residing along the nallahs during previous heavy rains. Among others R.S. Jamwal (KAS), Joint Commissioner (A), Kushal Chand, Joint Commissioner (W), Ashok Gandotra, Superintending Engineer, UEED, Rajan Sharma, Executive Engineer, UEED, Talat Mehmood Khan, Chief Transport Officer alongwith Transport Officers and other field staff were accompanied during the tour.