JAMMU, Aug 22: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma today visited rain affected areas at Janipur locality including Excelsior Lane & adjoining areas which were severely damaged due to recent heavy rain fall and took stock of restoration work of essential services.
The Div Com was accompanied by Joint Commissioner Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC), engineers of UEED, PHE, PWD(R&B), ERA and other senior functionaries of executing agencies.
Officers apprised the Div Com about the damages caused to the infrastructure due to recent heavy rain fall and restoration work being executed by the agencies so far. It was informed that the agencies have undertaken the repair works on priority and restored the damaged patches of road and other allied works.
The Divisional Commissioner called for finding a permanent solution to the problem of Nullah at Excelsior Lane that causes huge damage to the infrastructure and public property in the area every Monsoon season. He urged the concerned departments to work in close synergy and work out a futuristic strategy to find out the permanent solution to deal with this teething problem. He directed the agencies to expedite the restoration work of nallah so that the inhabitants do not face any difficulty.
The Div Com directed PHE Department to immediately replace the old water pipe lines and provide adequate safe drinking water facilities to the people. He also directed the officials of the UEED to immediately clear the piled up garbage along the road and cleansing the choked nallahs.
Sanjeev Verma also interacted with the locals and listened to their grievances. He assured them that their problems would be addressed at the earliest.