Farooq Shah expresses dissatisfaction over tardy pace of de-silting

SRINAGAR, OCT 11: Secretary PHE, Irrigation, Flood Control & DMRRR, Farooq Ahmad Shah today reviewed the progress of work on de-silting of Flood Spill Channel (FSC) in Srinagar.
The meeting was attended by Chief Engineer PHE, I&FC, Abdul Wahid, Superintending Engineers and Executive Engineers. Other officers of the allied departments were also present at the meeting.
Taking serious note of slow progress of work at some spots of FSC, Shah directed the officers to deploy additional men and machinery to improve the pace of work so that the same is completed within the given deadline.
During the meeting, it was observed that fencing along the FSC has been damaged at many places, to which Shah directed the officials to restore the same at the earliest.
He also said that all the flood protection related works shall be taken on priority at every place and shall be completed as early as possible. He said the Government is committed to tackle any flood-like situation and is working on measures to prevent such scenarios in the future.
The Secretary also called for zero tolerance to any encroachment along water bodies and passed strict directions to the officers to ensure that no encroachment takes place in their respective areas. He said the officers concerned will be responsible to any encroachment taking place in their respective areas and action will be taken against the officials as per rules.
The meeting was informed that de-silting and related flood protection works are going apace at Shariefabad, Naidkhai, Padshahi Bagh, Rambagh and Bemina.