Repair dilapidated quarters without delay, orders Maharaj
The State’s Irrigation and Tourism minister Satpal Maharaj has directed that the dilapidated buildings among the irrigation department’s quarters in Yamuna Colony be repaired. The minister said this while inspecting the residential campus along with officials of the irrigation department here on Thursday.
The minister along with local MLA Harbans Kapoor inspected the dilapidated buildings at the irrigation department’s residential complex in Yamuna Colony. Stating that the present condition of buildings, park, drains and sewerage system was a matter of concern, Maharaj directed the departmental officials to ensure that these are repaired properly. The minister said that there are total of 960 residential units in the colony of which 609 homes are under the control of the irrigation department. Of these 48 units are in the purposeless (DT type) category while the remaining 561 homes are currently in use. Till now, a total of 352 homes have been repaired while the repairing work in remaining 209 homes is to be carried out. This work is estimated to cost about Rs 400 lakh. The minister further informed that two new tubewells are also proposed to be constructed in the residential compound for which a sum of Rs 200 lakh is estimated to be spent. The minister directed the irrigation department officials to ensure that the dilapidated buildings in Yamuna Colony are immediately repaired, adding that the park, drains and sewerage system are also repaired. During the inspection, the local MLA Harbansh Kapoor informed the minister that it is important to repair the drainage system here so that water does not enter the homes of locals during the rainy season. Taking cognisance of this, the minister directed the departmental officials to do the needful.
Friday, 04 September 2020 | PNS | Dehradun
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