Jammu: Today Deputy Chief Minister Dr. Nirmal Singh in presence of Dr. Manmohan Singh (KAS), Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, inaugurated the Super Sucker Machine at MAM Stadium, Jammu which consists of suction pump having capacity of 3800 cum. per hour. It will be used for de-silting of trunks sewers pipelines/open drains and free flowing sludge/slurry including covered deep drains where manual access is not possible.
It is first kind of machine in J&K State contributed by the J&K Bank under its CSR initiative as per guidelines of Swachh Bharat Mission at the cost of Rs. 1,41,11000/- The machine will clean big nallahs/deep drains like Krishna Nagar Nallah, Nai Basti, Science College, Nanak Nagr, Trikuta Nagar, Kabir Colony, Vishal Nagar etc. especially during rainy season it will play a vital role in cleaning major nallahs of the City which are difficult to clean manually as it has capacity to suck heavy material and consists two big tanks mounted with it. The machine also has a high pressure jetting pump pratissoli (Itlay) with discharge capacity of 260-280 LPM and pressure of 140-160 bars. It will help JMC in achieving its objective of Swachh Bharat Mission and making Jammu a Smart City.
While speaking on the occasion Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister lauded the steps of Jammu Municipal Corporation towards making Jammu a Smart City and added that this machine will be a milestone in redressing the cause of choking of major nallahs and appeals the general public not to throw construction material/plastic material in nallahs as it is a main cause of choking of the nallahs resulting into overflowing and damage to the public property etc.
Among other R.S. Jamwal (KAS), Joint Commissioner (A), Jammu Municipal Corporation, Neeraj Gupta (KAS), Chief Accounts Officer, Ranjit Singh (KAS), Secretary, Kushal Chand, Joint Commissioner (Works), Arvind Gupta, Vice President, J&K Bank, Rajesh Dubey, Branch Manager, J&K Bank, Rakesh Gupta, Special Assistant to Commissioner.
Dr. Anita Salgotra, Health Officer, Dr. Jaswant Singh, Municipal Veterinary Officer, Prabodh Sharma, Executive Engineer, Kamni Kesar, Chief Enforcement Officer, Talat Mehmood Khan, Chief Transport Officer.