Minister for PHE, Irrigation and Flood Control, Sham Lal Choudhary today inspected the ongoing work on Flood Spill Channel in Srinagar and reviewed the progress Flood Protection works.
He was informed that under Flood Management Project Phase –I, about 25000 trees have been axed along the banks of the Flood Spill Channel from Padshai Bagh to Wullar Lake and 1050 Kanals of encroached land have been retrieved so far.
During the inspection, minister was also briefed about the status of other ongoing works including land acquisition process, re-sectioning, creation of earthen bunds, construction of protection walls and related works for the restoration of the Flood spill channel to its original shape.
Choudhary said the work on Flood Spill Channel is being executed at an estimated cost of Rs 399.29 crore under Prime Minister’s Reconstruction Plan which passes through districts of Srinagar, Budgam and Bandipora involving 1759 kanals of land.
While interacting with the field staff, Minister directed the concerned officers to excavate a temporary parallel drainage to drain out the rain water so that the excavation work isn’t affected.