Water supply fully restored in Kashmir: PHE CE

Excelsior Correspondent

Chief Engineers of different Government departments briefing media on Saturday.-Excelsior/Amin war
Chief Engineers of different Government departments briefing media on Saturday. -Excelsior/Amin war

SRINAGAR, Oct 4: Chief Engineer, Public Health Engineering (PHE) Muzafar Lankar said that they have restored the taped water supply to the people.
Addressing a joint press conference, Lankar said that 1,302 WSS were damaged in floods. He said that the department is providing 17 million gallons of water to the people of Srinagar city. “We have also installed numerous reverse osmosis water purifiers for ensuring that quality of water is maintained,” he said.
Chief Engineer, Power Development¬† Department (PDD), Bashir Ahmad Khan said that the department has restored 92 percent damaged infrastructure. “Out of the 22,700 distribution transformers damaged 22,000 have been restored are they are functional now,” he said.
Chief Engineer UEED said that out of the 76 dewatering stations 52 were submerged resulting in damages to them but have been restored now. He said 45 mobile dewatering units and 28 heavy duty pumps have been arranged from outside the State which were deployed for dewatering of the water logged areas. He also told that 7.1 MLD STP at Brarinambal which was also submerged has been restored besides those at Boulevard, Khanyar, Jogilankar and Bagwanpora are also functional now.
Director Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution (CAPD) Department, Kashmir, Bilal Ahmad Bhat said that adequate mechanism has been put in place to ensure that the people get the requisite supply of food grains and other essentials. He said 32527 MTs of rice have been allotted for distribution to the different districts of the valley out of which 32450 MTs has been lifted. He said that 9178 MTs of rice has been released for distribution as relief for flood affected people out of which 7362 MTs have been lifted. Similarly, 35735 MTs of Sugar and 3172 MTs of kerosene Oil have been allotted for distribution. Bhat said Assistant Director CAPD has been suspended over the distribution of rice in an un-organised manner. “Inquiry has been ordered and the report is awaited,” he said.

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