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Even after 13 years, major sewerage project in Srinagar awaits completion

Last Updated on October 27, 2021 at 3:36 pm

With non-completion of a major sewerage project of Rs 155 crore in summer capital even after 13 years shows how much the system of drainage is in place in the region.

In 2008, the then state government awarded the contract for developing the drainage system to the central public sector undertaking, National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC).

It was required to be completed in 5 years but even after 13 years the project is yet not completed.

Recently the project was reviewed by Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang Pole and a deadline of March 2022 has been fixed. Divisional Commissioner also directed that the work on the STP shall be completed by or before March 2022.

A senior Housing and Urban Development Department official informed that Rs 155-core Sewerage Project in Zone-III of Srinagar sanctioned under the Urban Renewal Mission scheme is being carried to set up a 140-kilometre sewerage network in the old city.

An official said that in want of funds for the project and due to some technical issues, the project could not be completed on time and now new deadline has been fixed of March 2022 and the project will be completed within the given time period.