Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, on Wednesday called for the restoration of lost splendor of the river Tawi.
According to an official, Verma was on a tour of Jammu city during which he inspected the pace of work on upcoming sewerage treatment projects and preparedness of concerned departments for monsoon season.
Divisional Commissioner visited Belicharana, Krishna Nagar, Bhagwati Nagar and other places along with Joint Commissioner JMC, Rashpal Singh, Superintendent Engineer UEED, S S Rana and other officers, the official said.
During the visit, he also interacted with the shopkeepers and traders at Krishna Nagar and listened to their grievances. The shopkeepers informed the Div com that they are facing immense problem due to delay in the construction work of the Nallah in the area, which overflows during rain and the water enter in their shops.
Responding to the issues raised by the shopkeepers, the Div Com asked the executing agency to expedite the work and complete the same at the earliest.
Meanwhile, Div Com inspected pace of work on Sewage treatment plants at Bhagwati Nagar and Belicharana.
At Bhagwati Nagar, the Div Com asked for cleaning up of the old dumping ground and developing the area into green zone by plantation of trees and landscaping. He asked for involvement of Tourism and Horticulture departments to develop the area as another tourist attraction spot of Jammu city.
Div Com stressed on early completion of the sewage and drainage projects to stop further pollution of Tawi. He urged various agencies to co-ordinate and include all the left-out areas of the city into the maze of sewage and drainage lines.
Highlighting the social and cultural significance of the river Tawi, he surmised that all these projects will lead to restoration and rejuvenation of the splendor of river.