Jammu & Kashmir

Admin forms panels to take measures for safety of bridges in JK

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A trial run being held at Bailey bridge in Kela Morh Ramban. [FPK File Photo]

Srinagar: The administration on Tuesday constituted Divisional and District Level Task Force(s) for taking urgent measures for the safety of bridges and removal of accumulated materials due to heavy rains, on an urgent basis.

Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir/ Jammu will head Divisional Level Task Force while members include Chief Engineer, PW (R&B) Kashmir / Jammu and Chief Engineer, I&FC Kashmir / Jammu respectively.

The District Level Task Force(s) comprises Deputy Commissioner Concerned (Chairman), Executive Engineer, PW (R&B), Concerned as Member Secretary, Assistant Commissioner Revenue /Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Executive Engineer, I&FC, District Mineral Officers, and Project Directors of Concerned Executing Agencies.

According to an order, a copy of which lies with GNS, these Task Forces have been asked to examine the threat to the safety of bridges due to the flash-flood during rainy seasons on account of the accumulation of huge loads of river-borne material as well as “ensure scientific removal” of such material in a time bound manner.


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