Secretary PHE, Irrigation & Flood Control, Farooq Ahmad Shah, said that the Government is committed to tackle any flood-like situation and is working on measures to prevent such scenarios in the future.
The Secretary stated this during his visit to review the progress on ongoing work of re-sectioning of the flood spill channel from Bemina to Naidkhai which is being carried out with an expenditure of Rs 82 crore.
He emphasized upon all the officers and engineers of the department to work with added zeal and zest in order to ensure timely completion of all ongoing projects. He said that no lapse of any kind shall be tolerated in such vital projects of public importance.
During his visit to the re-sectioning site, Farooq Shah was informed that the overall dredging work shall be accelerated and two more machines shall be utilized for the purpose.
The Secretary directed all the engineers to submit a daily report regarding ongoing works. He directed all the concerned to work on war footing basis in order to provide relief to the general public.
In order to achieve the fixed targets of the department, he stressed upon all the concerned to put in extra efforts and work with proper coordination.
The Secretary was informed that the ongoing work on the flood spill channel will be completed by March 2019.
Shah appealed the general public to avoid raising structures on the banks of Jhelum and its flood-channel.
Chief Engineer I&FC, Executive Engineer and other officers of the department accompanied the Secretary.