JAMMU, NOV 9: CEO ERA Dr Raghav Langer visited various sites of sewerage works which have been completed/under execution in Jammu West to oversee its functioning and take stock o of the quality of utility shifting and road restoration works.
Project Manager Hydraulic ERA Jammu informed that sewer network having a length of 176.0 kms with 34400 house sewer connections at an estimated cost of Rs 154.50 crores is under execution under various sewerage packages. Till date 174.0 kms of sewerage network and 32000 house connections stand already commissioned in Bakshi Nagar, Sarwal, Rehari, New Plot, Toph, part of Paloura, Patoli, Bhawani Nagar and Janipur areas.
The inspection started from Patoli Chowk area where the construction of man-holes and road restoration works is under execution for commissioning of already laid network 5-6 years back. The CEO also visited the interior lanes in Pandoka Colony and Indira Vihar and Janipur Colony. Dr Langer interacted with the local people of the area in order to know their views about the quality of works or any other issues regarding the functioning of the Sewerage Network commissioned by ERA. Instructions were issued for strict quality control & monitoring, maintaining specifications of the works by strict supervision by ERA & Consultants and immediate restoration of left over roads/drains. It was also directed to implement the traffic management plan and taking all safety measures for avoiding accidents & causing minimum inconvenience to the people by seeking cooperation of Traffic Police.
Dy SP Traffic Sunny Gupta accompanying the team traffic raised the issue of delay in removal of excavated material from the construction sites and restoration works. The CEO issued strict instruction for attending the said issues on priority without delay.
The Engineers of R&B department present during inspection were also told to monitor the quality of road restoration works of ERA during execution phase by ERA Contractors so that issues if any can be addressed on the spot. The other areas inspected include Paloura, Janipur Colony and lower Shiv Nagar. In the Excelsior lane, the restoration of damages to the sewerage works during recent Monsoon incessant rains were inspected.
The Project Manager (Hyd), DPM (Sewerage) ERA along with Consultants from IPE Global, Engineers from UEED & R&B accompanied the CEO during site visit and inspection of works.