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Dated 30 March 2018
Mobile app –based “Bicycle Sharing” to be introduced under Srinagar Smart City Mission.
Eco-friendly and healthy solution to De-congest city
 
A meeting to chalk out modalities for introduction of mobile –app based “Bicycle Sharing” which is considered to be an eco-friendly and healthy solution to de-congest the traffic in most of cities globally was held here today under the chairmanship of Farooq Ahmad Lone, Chief Executive Officer, J&KERA/Srinagar Smart city Limited.
 
During the meeting which was attended by Anuj Malhotra , Traffic Advisor to Govt of J&K Abdul Majeed Raina,Vice Chairman, Srinagar Development Authority, Riaz Ahmad Wani, Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation , Satish Razdan, Director, ERA, Kashmir, and other senior officers of Traffic police and district administration it was informed that “Bicycle Sharing “ is being introduced in Srinagar city as a component of Srinagar Smart City Mission.
 
Experts in the field gave a detailed presentation on the concept of “bicycle sharing” and said that bicycle sharing operates through a mobile application which users are required to download on their mobile phones and enter the plate number displayed on each bicycle provided at the bicycle bay to receive the passcode to unlock the bicycle. On reaching the destination users would have to park the bicycle in the designated parking areas near their destination and lock the bicycle. The concept works on the economic principle of sharing of same resources at multiple times and aims at replacing the car with bicycle for urban mobility as doing same would pave way for traffic de-congestion, decreased levels of emission of harmful carbon dioxide and SO2 gases that are major contributors to air pollution besides promoting the healthy lifestyles amongst the city dwellers.
 
It was decided that a complete recce of the Srinagar city will be conducted by the officers of SMC, SDA,SSCL, along with the experts to work out the most feasible model to be taken up for implementation of the concept.
 
Muhammad Azhar, Public Relations Officer
 
Dated 24 March 2018
J&KERA spends Rs 27.28 crores on revamping of 23 Drainage pumping stations in Srinagar City
Work on 8 pumping stations already completed
 
Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency (JKERA) has spent Rs 27.28 crores on the up gradation and upliftment of 23 drainage pumping stations on right and left sides of river Jhelum in Srinagar City.
 
This was informed by Director Kashmir , JKERA , Satish Razdan to Chief Executive Officer , JKERA ,Farooq Ahmad Lone who today chaired the meeting to review physical and financial progress of the sub-project which is being undertaken by JKERA under the ongoing JKUSDIP (Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment programme ) funded by Asian Development Bank. Razdan said work on 8 drainage pumping stations located at Govt Polytechnic ( Gogji bagh) Govt Silk Factory ( Rajbagh) Golf course, Tengpora, Alouchi bagh, Abiguzar, Bishembar Nagar and Barbarshah has been completed. While as 75%- 90% physical progress has been achieved on remaining drainage pumping stations.
 
Chief Executive Officer, JKERA directed Project Manager (Hydraulic), JKERA to immediately take up the process of handing over of the completed pumping stations to the concerned line department and also ensure the completion of work on remaining pumping stations by the targeted dates.
 
The sub-project involves revamping of these pumping stations by installation of new electro-mechanical equipments along with the necessary civil works that were necessitated due to the raised HFL ( high flood level) in Srinagar city due to the floods of 2014 during which the said pumping stations were badly damaged. Meeting was also attended by Mohammad Maqbool Wani, Project Manager,(Hyd), JKERA, Parvaiz Maqbool Fazli, Team Leader DSC and other officers of JKERA .
 
(Muhammad Azhar) Public Relations Officer, JKERA,
 
Dated 23 March 2018
CEO ERA reviews progress of work on transport projects in Srinagar city
Farooq Ahmad Lone, Chief Executive Officer J&KERA today reviewed the progress of work on various transport sub-projects being executed by J&KERA in the Srinagar city under the ongoing Asian Development Bank funded JKUSDIP (Jammu and Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Programme) in a meeting here today.
 
Satish Razdan , Director Kashmir , JKERA informed that as on date 80% progress has been achieved on the construction of prestigious Jehangir chowk- Rambagh expressway corridor . He said that work on 1st phase of the project i.e Amar singh college – Barzulla Bridge sector has been completed structurally and construction of crash barriers in the sector has also been completed while as work on allied components like laying of electric cables, erecting of view cutters and erection of electric poles for illumination of the corridor and joining of expansion joints and construction of downward ramp towards Natipora etc is underway in full swing. He said that similarly work on other sectors of the coveted project is also underway were work on laying of working piles, pile caps, pier shafts , erection of girders and laying of deck slabs is underway.
 
While reviewing the progress of work on construction of Mehjoor Bridge and Grade separator at TRC, CEO ERA was informed that out of the total of 3 deck slabs in Mehjoor Bridge two have already been laid while as 3rd slab was being laid today and work on construction of approach road, retaining walls and joining of expansion joints would be started soon. With regard to the construction of Grade separator at TRC it was given out that formidable progress has been achieved on some of the components of the work like construction of working piles, pile caps, pier shafts and pier caps and pilling work is underway on limbs of the grade separator towards Linz and JK Bank corporate office and now the focus is being given on laying of pre-stressed girders and steel girders and other allied works.
 
CEO ERA later conducted the site visits to all the three sites and directed contractor to strictly adhere to the quality parameters and also mobilize more men and machinery to ensure that works are completed by the targeted dates.
 
Besides Director Kashmir, JKERA, Parvaiz Maqbool Fazli, Team Leader, DSC and other officers of JKERA and consultants accompanied CEO ERA during the site visit
 
(Muhammad Azhar) Public Relations Officer , JKERA,
 
Dated 26 December 2017
J&KERA achieves 85% progress on Rs 43 crore Raw water pipeline from higher reaches of Doodhganga to Kralpora water treatment plant.
Pipeline to be ready for testing by March 2018
 
Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency has achieved 85% physical progress on laying of 18 Km Raw water pipeline from higher reaches of Doodhganga (near Nauhara bridge) to Kralpora Water Treatment Plant.
 
Farooq Ahmad Lone , Chief Executive Officer , JKERA was informed about this during his site visit to the project . Mohammad Maqbool Wani, Project Manager (H) JKERA informed that Rs 43 crore project will provide direct gravity flow good quality water from the higher reaches of Doodhganga nallah to water treatment plant at Kralpora which will be free from turbidity and would also save Rs 4 crores annually which are currently being spent on lifting of raw water for Kralpora water treatment plant.
 
CEO was informed that the project on completion will provide additional supply of Raw water to the 10 water supply schemes enroute which include Nagam, Zuhama, Mir mohalla, Chadoora, Wathura, Bugam, Doniwari, Handle Bagh, and Chatergam water supply schemes.. It was further informed that on completion the project will benefit the population of 3.5 lacs in District Budgam and several residential areas of south Srinagar viz- Gopalpora, Kralpora, Wanabal, Machu, Rawalpora, Baghi Mehtab, Lal Nagar, Chanapora, Natipora, Peerbagh, Parray pora, Baghat, Barzulla, Rambagh, Solina, Aalichibagh, Gogjibagh, Haftchinar, Tulsibagh, and Jawahar Nagar (partly)
 
During his site visit CEO ERA inspected the progress of work on construction of pipe racks near Kralapora, Wathura and at Zuhama were pipeline is required to be crossed over the Doodhganga stream by way of construction of concrete racks across the two banks of stream . CEO directed the contractor to complete the work on construction of these pipe racks within next 10 days .He also directed the engineers to further expedite the progress of work on project and directed them to ensure that pipeline is ready for testing by March 2018.
 
Besides Project Manager (H). JKERA, Kashmir, Parvaiz Maqbool Fazli, Team Leader DSC and other officers of JKERA accompanied CEOERA during his site visit
Muhammad Azhar, Public Relations Officer
 
Dated 23 December 2017
CEO ERA reviews progress of work on Jehangir- Chowk- Rambagh expressway corridor.
Work apace on the project in full swing
 
Farooq Ahmad Lone , Chief Executive Officer J&KERA today conducted the comprehensive site visit of Jehangir chowk –Rambagh Expressway corridor to review the progress of the coveted project.
 
During the site visit of Amar Singh College- Barzulla Bridge sector of the project Chief Executive Officer. JKERA was informed by Mir Mohammad Iqbal, Project Manager, JKERA (Transport) that since last two weeks laying of 5 remaining slabs in this sector including two solid slabs of 220 mm thickness have been completed and presently work on other allied components which include construction of two ramps one each at Amar singh college crossing and near Barzulla bridge , stressing of solid slabs, laying of cables, laying of crash barriers, erecting of view cutters and erection of electric poles for illumination of the corridor and joining of expansion joints etc is also underway in full swing.
 
CEO ERA was informed that work on most of the components in Amar Singh College—Abinandhan home sector have been completed while as further impetus is being given for pending works in Rambagh-bridge- Barzulla bridge section.It was also informed that as on date 70%-75% progress has been achieved on the project as a whole. CEO ERA directed all concerned to ensure that work on 1st phase of the coveted project is completed within the targeted date.
 
CEO appreciated the efforts being made by the engineering staff of ERA, consultants and particularly that of Parvaiz Maqbool Fazli , Team leader DSC (Design and Supervision consultants) as well of Simplex Infrastructure Limited for making concerted efforts in accelerating the progress of work on the project particularly during last two months.
 
Muhammad Azhar, Public Relations Officer
 
Dated 04 December 2017
JKERA making all out efforts to complete 1st phase of Jehangir chowk –Rambagh expressway cooridor by targeted date.
70% progress achieved on the project as a whole
 
J&KERA is making all out efforts to ensure the completion of 1st phase of Jehangir chowk-Rambagh expressway corridor from Amar Singh college crossing to Barzulla bridge operational by the targeted date. This was stated to Farooq Ahmad Lone, Chief Executive Officer, JKERA who today inspected the progress of work on the prestigious project.
 
Satish Razdan, Director Kashmir JKERA informed CEO ERA that work on the project is underway round the clock and 70% progress has been achieved on the project as whole . He further said that work on Amar Singh College –Barzulla bridge section of the expressway has been given further impetus by mobilization of additional workforce and heavy machinery in the sector. Razdan said that work on laying of superstructure component in the sector is almost complete with just 5 slabs remaining to be laid in coming days while as work on allied components like laying of cable for lighting, laying of crash barriers , erecting of view cutters etc is also underway.
 
CEO ERA appreciated the efforts being made by field staff of ERA, consultants and workforce who are working round the clock for timely completion of the coveted project.
 
Pertinent to mention here that workforce working on the project that comprise mostly of skilled personnel from outside the state are braving the sub-zero temperatures and are working round the clock on site to ensure completion of 1st phase by the targeted date.
 
Besides Satish Razdan , Director Kashmir, JKERA , Parvaiz Maqbool Fazli, Team Leader, DSC and other staff members of JKERA and consultants accompanied CEO, JKERA during his visit.
Muhammad Azhar, Public Relations Officer
 
Dated 02 December 2017
CEO ERA for completion of drainage projects by March, 2018
90% progress achieved on Rawalpora-Chanapora Mega storm water drainage scheme
 
Farooq Ahmad Lone , Chief Executive Officer, JKERA today reviewed the progress of drainage and water supply projects being executed by JKERA under its ongoing JKUSDIP (Jammu Kashmir Urban Sector Development Investment Programme) funded by Asian Development Bank.
 
Satish Razdan, Director, Kashmir JKERA informed that as on date 90% progress has been achieved on Rs 155 crore Rawalpora-Chanapora mega storm water drainage scheme while as 60% progress has been achieved on the construction of Rs 45.9 crore mega storm water drainage scheme which is being executed along the National highway byepass near Athwajan. It was also given out that 75% progress has been achieved on the up gradation and upliftment of existing drainage pumping stations on right and left bank of river jhelum in Srinagar city which were badly damaged in floods of 2014. It was further informed that under the water supply component of JKUSDIP 80% progress has been achieved on Rs 43 crore Laying of Raw water pipeline from higher reaches of Doodhganga to Kralpora
 
CEO, JKERA directed officers present in the meeting to strictly comply with the quality parameters and also directed all concerned to ensure completion of all drainage schemes by March, 2018 and also directed that clause 7.6 of contract agreement be invoked in case of non-performing contractors which provides for completion of pending work at the cost and risk of non-performing contractors.
 
Meeting was also attended by Mir Iqbal , Project Manager, Transport, JKERA, Mohammad Maqbool Wani, Project Manager, Urban, JKERA, Zulfqar Hussain Beigh, Deputy Project manager, (Urban), Parvaiz Fazli, Team Leader DSC (Design and Supervision consultants)
 
Muhammad Azhar, Public Relations Officer
 
Dated 27 October 2017
Farooq Ahmad Lone assumes charge of CEO, ERA
Farooq Ahmad Lone assumes charge of CEO, ERA
 
Farooq Ahmad Lone assumed the charge of the office of Chief Executive Officer, J&K ERA here today. He has taken over the charge of Chief Executive Officer from Rohit Kansal Principal Secretary to Hon’ble Chief Minister/ Planning Monitoring and Development Department who was holding the additional charge of the CEO, ERA.
 
Farooq Lone a senior bureaucrat has already held several important senior positions in the state administration and presently also holds the charge of Chief Executive Officer Special purpose vehicle for Srinagar city for implementation of Smart city. While assuming the charge of Chief Executive Officer, J&K ERA, Farooq Ahmad Lone was accorded a warm welcome by Officers and other staff of JKERA .Later he chaired a meeting to review the progress of projects being executed by J&K ERA.
 
 
 
Muhammad Azhar, Public Relations Officer
 
Dated 05 August 2017
Work on Rs 350 crore Jehangir Chowk –Rambagh Expressway Corridor in full swing
Work on Rs 350 crore Jehangir Chowk –Rambagh Expressway Corridor in full swing
 
Work on the Rs 350 crore Jehangir chowk –Rambagh Expressway corridor which is first of its kind in the Kashmir division is underway in full swing. So far Rs 175 crores have been spent by J&K ERA (Jammu and Kashmir Economic Reconstruction Agency ) on the construction of the project which is being undertaken by J&KERA under its ongoing JKUSDIP ( Jammu and Kashmir urban sector development investment programme) funded by Asian Development Bank. Work on 2.5 km long four lane expressway corridor which passess through the Jehangir Chowk –Rambagh portion of the busiest road in the Srinagar city i.e Indira Gandhi –Airport road.
 
Work on the project is being undertaken in double shift and as on date 65% progress has been achieved on the project as a whole. The physical progress achieved under different components of the coveted project are : 88% on laying of piles, 80% on laying of pile caps,70 % on laying of pier caps, 65% on casting of girders , 50% on erection of girders.
 
Once completed the project will play a key role in decongestion of traffic on one of the major arterial roads of the Srinagar city leading to the Srinagar international airport and lessen the travel time by 25-30 minutes on the road stretch. Another major benefits of the project will be the saving on account of fuel which has been calculated to be Rs 23.25 crores per year since it would remove the problem of jamming of vehicles by providing the smooth flow of traffic on the road stretch thus also reduce the levels of air pollution in the area drastically.
 
All Efforts are being made by J&KERA to commission the project as a whole by the end of 2017.
 
(Muhammad Azhar) Public Relations Officer, Kashmir
 
Dated 27 July 2017
Hon’ble Minister for Education, Jenab Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari conducts late night surprise inspection of ERA works in Srinagar.
Hon’ble Minister for Education, Jenab Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari conducts late night surprise inspection of ERA works in Srinagar.
 
Jenab Syed Mohammad Altaf Bukhari Hon’ble Minister for Education who is also MLA Amirakadal last night conducted the late night surprise inspection of developmental works being executed by J&K ERA in city centre. Works inspected included the Construction of Grade separator near TRC – Radio Kashmir crossing and Construction of Expressway corridor from Jehangir Chowk to Rambagh flyover were work was underway in double shift.
 
Shri Vinod Sharma , Chief Executive Officer , J&KERA informed that so far 45-50% progress has been achieved on the Construction of Grade Seperator near Radio Kashmir crossing and work is underway in double shift to ensure early completion of the project. In order to ensure minimal hindrance to traffic movement on the road Hon’ble minister directed JKERA to start barricading for laying of pier P1 by 29th July and must ensure its completion by 12th , August, 2017 . He also directed that all efforts be made to ensure the commissioning of project by forthcoming death anniversary of jenab Mufti Muhammad Syed late Chief Minister of J&K state.
 
Later in the night Bukhari also inspected progress of work on construction of Rs 339 crore Expressway Corridor from Jehangir Chowk to Rambagh were work was also in full swing during the late night. He was informed by CEO ERA that 62%- 67% progress has been achieved on the project and till date Rs 175.79 crores have been spent on the 2.5 Km long prestigious infrastructure project in the Srinagar centre. He expressed satisfaction with the progress of work on the coveted project and directed J&KERA to ensure that the project is commissioned in full by Dec, 2017.
 
Shri Satish Razdan, Director ERA Kashmir, Shri Mohammad Iqbal Mir Project Manager (T) JKERA Kashmir and Shri Parveez Fazili Team Leader of Design and Supervision consultants for JKERA and other officers of ERA accompanied Hon’ble Minister during the site visit
 
Public Relations Officer, Kashmir
 
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