Says decongestion of roads in focus
JAMMU: Chief Minister, Omar Abdullah Tuesday inaugurated 27 MLD Sewerage Treatment Plant (STP) Baghwati Nagar here.
The project is designed to cater to the needs of the projected population of the year 2036 in the area. The project besides STP comprises of main trunk sewer of 26.53 kilometers, lateral sewer lines of 65.50 kilometers.
The Chief Minister said that the long cherished demand of the people of this area regarding the treatment of sewerage has been fulfilled by completion of the STP. He said the sewerage system in Jammu has been divided into four zones to cater to the needs and manage the disposal of sewerage in a scientific manner.
Earlier, the Chief Minister laid foundation of multi-tier parking project at General Bus Stand here. The project involving an expenditure of Rs. 131 crore will be developed over an area of 37.50 kanals out of the 55.37 kanals available at the General Bus Stand. The built-up area will be 60365 sq. meters and is expected to be completed in two years.
Facilities proposed include bus terminal building in the ground floor for 75 buses, car parking in three floors for 1300 ECS plus additional provision for 335 ECS. There will be two floors of commercial area comprising of 13125 sq. meters and landscape plaza on 5875 sq. meters.
Omar Abdullah said that the government was actively looking for a major multi-tier car parking complex in the heart of Jammu city to decongest the area and help smooth ply of vehicles. He said the proposed project at General Bus Stand will prove highly beneficial in this regard.
The Chief Minister said that flyover at Bikram Chowk, construction of 4th bridge on River Tawi and other road and upgradation schemes launched in Jammu will yield productive results in relation to management of traffic flow and decongestion of roads.
Minister for Urban Development, Nawang Rigzin Jora, Minister for Housing, Raman Bhalla, Minister of State for Home, Sajjad Ahmad Kitchloo, Legislators Devender Singh Rana and Ashok Khajuria were present on the occasion.
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