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Dy CM Dr Nirmal Singh reviews progress of AMRUT projects

Stresses for inter-departmental coordination to overcome bottlenecks
Deputy Chief Minister Dr Nirmal Singh has directed for improving the pace and monitoring of the development works to avoid cost and time over run of the projects.
The Deputy Chief Minister was speaking at a high level meeting convened to review the status of projects in Jammu city funded under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) and being executed by Urban Environmental Engineering Department (UEED).
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Jammu Kumar Rajeev Ranjan, Additional District Development Commissioner Anuradha Gupta, Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr Arun Kumar Manhas, Superintending Engineer PDD, Engineers of UEED, PHE, PDD, ERA besides representatives of various telecom companies.
The Deputy Chief Minister reviewed progress on deep drains at Toph Sherkhania, Bharat Nagar Phase-I, Sunder Nagar, Sharika Vihar, deep drain along Tawi Canal in Trikuta Nagar Extension, Construction of drainage network at Channi Rama, Swagat Vihar Deeli, Construction of Nallah at Rehari, GGM Science College and Jewel Chowk .
The work plan for construction of yet to be taken projects including deep drain at Janipur, Sainik Colony, Rajiv Basti, Peerkho, Shahidi Chowk, Nai Basti and Septage Management and construction of STP was also reviewed.
Dr Nirmal Singh said that under AMRUT Rs 206.15 Crore funds have been allocated for Jammu City covering the sectors like Urban Transport, Green Spaces, Drainage and Sewerage.
He further said that the several major towns of the state would also be covered under AMRUT so that they are replete with all the modern facilities of urban living.
Deputy Chief Minister asked the executing agency to ensure timely completion of the projects through proper monitoring and supervision at the highest level.
Stressing on close monitoring, he directed Deputy Commissioner to conduct regular inspections of construction sites to remove bottlenecks hampering the pace of progress.
Dr Nirmal Singh stressed on the need for close coordination among different agencies to ensure that the works are not hampered due to any issue.