Press Release on 24th Nov. 2016
Efforts for streaming the drainage system in Jammu City initiated by JMC
For redressing the sanitation problems in Jammu City, the Jammu Municipal Corporation has launched drive in different parts of the city during which encroachments made over drains by the shopkeepers were removed so that there could be no choking of drains especially during rainy season. Further continuing the said drive today the team of Jammu Municipal Corporation launched the drive in Nai Basti area during which platforms (pacca tharas) constructed over drains which is a main cause of choking were removed. During the drive, Sh. Kavinder Gupta, Hon’ble Speaker, J&K Legislative Assembly was there at that time and interacted with shopkeepers and general public as well and added that Nai Basti area shall be developed at par with Raghunath Bazar so that the face lifting of the area can be done.
Shopkeepers as well as general public present on spot appreciated the role of Jammu Municipal Corporation and also thanked the Hon’ble Speaker for paying attention towards Nai Basti area. Dr. Manmohan Singh (KAS), Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation also extended thanks to the shopkeepers and general public for coordinating with Jammu Municipal Corporation during the drive.
He further appealed the general public not to construct platforms over drains for avoiding choking of drains, as the choking is the main cause of in-sanitary conditions in Jammu City.
During the drive Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation was accompanied by R.S. Jamwal (KAS), Joint Commissioner (A), Rajesh Gupta, Kamni Kesar, Chief Enforcement Officers and Talat Mehmood Khan, Chief Transport Officer, JMC.