Div Com reviews work of developmental Projects in Leh district

By Reach Ladakh Correspondent Leh, Jun 14, 2019
Leh :

A review meeting of all the physical and financial achievements of various major projects being carried out in Leh district under NABARD, CRF, PMDP, AIBPB, PMGSY, UIDSSMT, AMRUT and NRDWP was held on June 13.

Saugat Biswas, Divisional Commissioner directed executive engineers to prepare milestone-based-project timelines for all the pending and ongoing projects and submit it to Divisional Commissioner office in next three days.

Avny Lavasa, DC Leh was asked to ensure availability of photographs of all the developmental projects in upcoming review meetings. He directed the engineers to have a thorough knowledge of each scheme and ensure fortnightly monitoring of implementation to maintain consistency in the execution of the works. Minutes of work reviewed should be submitted to Deputy Commissioner on a regular basis. 

While reviewing the progress of ten major roads being executed under Central Road Fund (CRF) in Leh district, Saugat Biswas was apprised that a total of ₹12292.90 lakh have been approved for total 110.50 km road out of which ₹1421.16 lakh was released in the financial year 2018-19 and by ending March 2018 a total of ₹1334.89 lakh have been spent.

Tashi Chombel, SE PMGSY gave a detail progress report of PMGSY roads in Leh district.  
Talking about the seven major roads costing ₹129.50 crore, he said that by next 15 -20 days, Lingshed will be connected with fair weather road.

Under NABARD, a total of 12 schemes is approved for which ₹ 3643.34 lakh has been approved. Out of which ₹ 1116.00 lakh has been expended by the end of March 2018. 

During 2018-19 a total of ₹ 1250.00 lakh was further released and till date, two schemes have been completed and remaining ten projects are in progress. Likewise, under PMDP, total eight projects with a total cost of ₹ 1499.90 lakh was released out of total ₹ 1500 lakh and ₹ 790 lakh has been expended.

Giving detail of UIDSSMT projects being implemented in Leh town, Avny Lavasa said that a total of ₹ 217.35 crores stand sanctioned for major four projects including augmentation and reorganization of Leh water supply scheme, Sewerage System, Solid Waste Management and improvements of road. Out of the total amount  ₹154.40 crore was released and ₹144.06 lakh has been expended by the end of March 2019.
She said that 70% physical progress has been achieved under augmentation and reorganization of Leh water supply scheme and all the remaining works will be completed during the current season. The present Sewerage System will cater 60% requirement of the Leh town and STP at Agling for Sewerage System is yet to be completed which is at tendering stage at present and Solid Waste Management Plant across the mountain of Skampari Leh will be completed within a month.

Under AMRUT scheme, Divisional Commissioner was told that a total of ₹ 42.05 crore is approved for seven projects which include provision of water supply network for left out portions of Leh town, development of multi-tier parking, improvement and development of parks, construction of overhead footbridge near SNM Hospital Leh, traffic management in Leh town by way of creating median divider, mini parking system, creation of green space at MagleyBhag and procurement of two Nos of Sucker and Jetting machines. By the end of March 2019, a total of ₹6.2984 crore has been expended under the project.

Under AIBP scheme a total of ₹ 47.70 lakh was released in 2018-19 out of the estimated cost of ₹1341.74 lakh. ₹ 47.65 has been expended by the end of March 2019.In NRDWP a total of 25 schemes are approved with an estimated cost of ₹7320.90 lakh and by the end of March 2019, a total of ₹ 4700.97 lakh has been expended. 

Divisional Commissioner Ladakh directed PHE division to complete at least 10 drinking water projects in the current working season.