Focus on quality, time-bound completion of projects
The construction of the Janaki suspension bridge at Muni-ki-Reti in Rishikesh should be completed on time. Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat issued this direction while inspecting work on the bridge being constructed by Public Works Department, work being undertaken by Rail Vikas Nigam Limited under Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail project and works being executed under Namami Gange programme on Saturday. Visiting the site of the Janaki bridge, the Chief Minister said that construction of this bridge should be completed before the Kumbh Mela to be held in Haridwar in 2021. Timely construction of the bridge will prove to be quite helpful during the Kumbh Mela. The PWD officials assured the construction of the bridge will be completed within the set time frame. The work of constructing the bridge has been started. The width of the bridge has been increased and its construction will be completed in about one year, the officials said.
Inspecting work on the Rishikesh-Karnprayag railway line, the Chief Minister said that through this project, the commitment made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to meet the long standing demand of the public will surely be fulfilled. Work is progressing fast on the Rishikesh-Karnprayag rail line while, work on the final location survey for the Char Dham road project is underway. This will not only increase the flow of tourists and pilgrims in the State but also enhance the convenience of travellers. Construction of the Rishikesh-Karnprayag railway line will open the way for development of the mountainous regions of the State.
Completion of this project will also bring about considerable change in the tourism sphere in Uttarakhand, said the Chief Minister. Rawat also inspected the Rishikesh interception and diversion and sewage treatment plant project under the Namami Gange mission. Expressing satisfaction at the progress of work under the mission, he said that completion of the construction of the sewage treatment plant will help resolve the sewage related issues resulting from the rising population of the town. Officials informed that a 26 MLD capacity sewage treatment plant at Lakkad Ghat under construction is likely to be completed by August 2019. Work on the rising main is also under progress with 600 metres of the 1.5 kilometre having been laid so far.
About 200 metres line out of 13.5 kilometre gravity based sewer has been laid. The work on sewage pumping station is slated to be completed by August 2019, added the officials.
Rishikesh MLA Prem Chand Agarwal, Rishikesh mayor Anita Mamgain, chief secretary Utpal Kumar Singh, secretary Amit Singh Negi and departmental officials concerned were also among those present on the occasion.
Sunday, 10 February 2019 | PNS | Dehradun