Div Com conducts spot inspection of Tawi River Front Project of Jammu Smart City
Jammu : Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar today inspected the progress of ongoing works on 1st phase of Tawi River Front project being executed by Jammu Smart City Limited (JSCL) under Smart City Mission of Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA).
The Div Com was accompanied by Deputy Commissioner Jammu, Avny Lavasa; Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) & CEO JSCL, Rahul Yadav; Chief Engineers of Irrigation and Flood Control, JPDCL, Superintendent Engineer PWD, concerned Tehsildars, consultants, site engineers besides other concerned officers.
During the visit, the concerned engineers apprised the Div Com about the works completed so far, besides future work plan. It was informed that the sufficient manpower has been deputed for expeditious work on the project while the work is in full swing.
It was informed that work on machinery mobilization, grating, centre making, topographic survey benchmarks has been completed while work on construction of Diaphragms is in progress.
The Divisional Commissioner took a round of various spots and inspected the work. He directed concerned officials to clear bottlenecks, if any, and expedite the pace of works for timely completion of the prestigious project.
He also instructed them to ensure quality parameters of each work. Pertinently, the JSCL is developing the Tawi River front on the lines of the Sabarmati riverfront in Gujarat.
The project is aimed to enhance the aesthetic value of the River Tawi by enhancing natural purifying capabilities, as well as promoting environmental and urban infrastructure sustainability.
The 7 KM long river front is proposed to be completed in 2 phases. The first phase starts from 4th bridge to Main Tawi Bridge and phase 2 from Main Tawi Bridge to Gujjar Nagar Bridge.
Pathways would be constructed on both the sides (banks) of the river to provide easy access to the public. Initially work on 2.7 km from Bhagwati Nagar Barrage to Vikram Chowk Bridge has been taken up under phase I.
While giving details of the ongoing works the CEO Jammu Smart City informed that the work is in progress on development of the riverfront left Bank, right Bank and Central courtyard.
He further informed that the major works executed were guide wall, diaphragm wall, cast in situ, embankment, retaining wall, NP4 pipe laying and pier protection. The Div Com issued directions to the concerned officers to expedite the pace of work on the prestigious project for its timely completion.
He also directed JPDCL to early start the work on shifting of transmission lines coming in the alignment of the project and complete the same in a time-bound manner.