LG reviews Jammu lake project, says admin will expedite works
Jammu, Jan 17:
Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu reviewed the
progress of a number of projects in the winter capital of the Union territory
on Friday and said the administration will expedite the works.
He visited the
market place and tourism reception centre to assess the facilities there.
During a visit to the Tawi river bank the L-G was briefed by Ajeet Sahu, the
principal secretary of the Irrigation and Flood Control Department, about the
progress of its beautification project and the Jammu lake project.
visits, Murmu was accompanied by top divisional-level officials and heads of
the administration was trying to expedite the projects, the L-G said, “We
don”t know what had happened in the past, but we will carry it from here and
see to it that these are completed.”
In June last
year, the Jammu and Kashmir government had cancelled GR Infra Projects
Limited”s contract for developing the artificial Tawi lake. The administration
is set to release fresh tenders to resume work.
detailed project report was framed, according to which Rs 51.57 crore shall be
required to complete the project and Rs 4.97 crore to undo the damage caused
due to floods till date, officials said.
launched in 2009 by the Congress-NC government, was marred by delays and missed
six deadlines before work came to a standstill in 2018.
As per the
project plan, an auto-mechanical barrage would be constructed on the river
Tawi, one kilometre downstream of main Tawi bridge. This will help create an
artificial lake at Belicharana. The 1,500-metre-long and 600-metre-wide
artificial lake, a first-of-its-kind here, will give a new dimension to tourism
in Jammu city, officials said.
In phase-II of
the project, beautification and embankment works are to be taken up under Tawi
River Front Development Project for which an MoU has already been signed by
Jammu Development Authority (JDA) with the Sabarmati River Front Development
the tour Murmu paid obeisance at the famous Raghunath temple in the morning.
SSF guarding LG
strengthened with intake of 19 more cops
Press Trust of
Jammu, Jan 17:
The special security force (SSF) guarding Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor
Girish Chandra Murmu has been strengthened with induction of 19 more police
personnel and support staff, officials said.
As per the order
issued by Special Secretary, Home Department, Shakeel-Ur-Rehman, 13 personnel
including three officers and six police staff have been sent on deputation with
the SSF with immediate effect on Thursday.
This step has
been done to strengthen the security cover around the L-G, they said adding
that the force will now have a total of 80 well-trained officers.
In 2018, the then
State Administrative Council (SAC) of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir
had approved a bill for setting up the force for providing proximate security
to the governor.
The bill, which
was later given approval, contains provisions related to the constitution and
regulation of a separate security force in the state for providing proximate
security to the governor, members of his immediate family and matters connected
Those posted with
the SSF, like their counterparts in the SSG, have commando training.
framework related to constitution and regulation of a separate security force
in Jammu and Kashmir for providing proximate security to the chief minister,
members of his immediate family and other connected matters is contained in the
Jammu and Kashmir Special Security Group (SSG) Act, 2000.
The SSG, which
was set up in 1996 after the National Conference president Farooq Abdullah came
to power, will continue to provide security to the chief minister and the former
The SSG at
present provides security to four former CMs including Farooq Abdullah and Omar
Abdullah of the National Conference, Mehbooba Mufti of the PDP and Ghulam Nabi
Azad of the Congress.