Commissioner JMC conducts extensive tour of city nallahs, deep drains

JMC Commissioner Avny Lavasa during tour of city.
JMC Commissioner Avny Lavasa during tour of city.

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Feb 17: Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) Avny Lavasa, conducted extensive tour of city nallahs and deep drains falling within the limits of the Corporation. She was accompanied by field staff of Transport Wing of JMC.
The tour was conducted to take preventive measures with regard to desilting of nallahs & deep drains in all the 75 wards of JMC. There are approximately 191 nallahs and 143 deep drains in entire JMC areas which need to be cleaned well before the onset of Monsoon season so as to avoid any kind of overflow & flash flood during the ensuring Monsoon season.
During the tour, Commissioner JMC also gave on spot directions to Chief Transport Officer, JMC to expedite the process of desilting storm water drainage and immediately put up a comprehensive proposal for carrying out desilting drive for cleaning of all the city nallahs and deep drains so that the people living in low lying areas of Jammu city should not face any problem during forthcoming Monsoon season.
Besides, seasonal nallahs which are highly vulnerable, the Commissioner also visited low lying areas of Jammu like Bhagwati Nagar, Talab Tillo, Kabir Colony, Durga Nagar, Nai Basti, Kunj Vihar Lane Sector 04, Nanak Nagar, Shastri Nagar, Trikuta Nagar, etc. where locals have to face lot of problems during Monsoon season.
At many places Commissioner, JMC took serious note of waste thrown in open by locals and directed the concerned Sanitary Supervisor and inspectors to book them under relevant clause of</ bye laws and issue challan and penalty against the defaulters. The Commissioner appealed to the people at large to cooperate with JMC and help it to make Jammu clean and green. In order to ensure protection of nallahs from being misused by unauthorized dumping of waste and garbage by general public direction was also given to Chief Transport Officer, JMC to install wiremesh fencing on sides of seasonal nallah at vulnerable points and general public was also asked to cooperate by not throwing garbage and wastes into nallahs and use dustbins for disposal of waste.