JAMMU: Minister for PHE, I&FC, Sham Lal Choudhary today informed the Upper House that construction of 1 Lac gallon Over Head Tank at Tarzoo Weir - Nigli Nallah has been taken up under NRDWP at an estimated cost of Rs 7.86 crore and is likely to be commissioned by June 2018. The Minister while replying to a Calling Attention Notice by MLC, Mohammad Muzaffar Parray informed the House that the construction work on Over Head Tank (OHT) is in progress with good pace and 85% of the work has been completed. He said OHT shall be made functional by end of June 2018, while the remaining work on other components like intake works at stage 1st, Pre-Settling tank, Floculator, Clear Water sump/ Pump House at Stage 2nd have been completed.
He said the work on laying and fitting of main distribution system has also been taken up for which the work for construction of 0.30 MGD Filtration Plant has been put to tenders and execution work on this component shall also be taken up in the hand very soon. The Minister informed that an amount of Rs 2.84 crore was spent on the scheme till ending March 2017. He said the allocation for the scheme during the current financial year is Rs 50 lakh, of which an amount of Rs 29.15 lakh stands released and utilized till date. He said the scheme falls under NRDWP (25-50%) category. He informed that the scheme would provide potable drinking water facility to six habitations namely Hygam, Chack Hygam, Panzipora Extension, Ali Bagh, Hanjipora Amberpora Extension having a population of 13729 souls.