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Nakodar sewerage: Board fails to complete first phase in time

PUNJAB NEWS LINE | August 17, 2022 05:43 PM

NAKODAR:The Punjab Water Supply and Sewerage Board (PWSSB) has failed to complete the first phase of laying sewerage lines in Nakodar town by December 31- 2019 as was submitted in the Punjab and Haryana high court by the state government.
PWSSB engineer-in-chief Karam Pal Singh Goel appearing for the state of Punjab had submitted an affidavit before the Punjab and Haryana High Court bench comprising Chief Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Arun Palli stating that the detailed project report (DPR) of the first phase sewer was approved and vetted by the Punjab Municipal Infrastructure Development Company (PMIDC) on May 6-2016 carrying scope of the lateral sewer of length30.67 km and intercepting sewer of the length of 6.96 km. He said that work is in progress and is likely to be completed by 31 December 2019.

When contacted PWSSB Nakodar sub-divisional officer Deepak Kumar said that 92 percent of work has been completed till today.
The Punjab and Haryana High Court bench comprising Chief Justice Krishna Murari and Justice Arun Palli disposing of a civil writ petition filed by Aditya Bhatara on January 16-2019 has ordered that to monitor further progress let the status report be filed after six months.
Petitioner Aditya Bhatara in a recent representation to Punjab chief secretary and principal secretary local government said that the state has filed no status report in the high court as he has not received a copy of it being a petitioner.


He said that he sought a copy of the status report through RTI Act from the executive engineer of the PWSSB Jalandhar division who said that the status report has been filed by the principal secretary of local bodies.

Bhatara said that when he sought a copy of the status report from the principal secretary local body his RTI application in this regard was forwarded to the executive officer of the Nakodar Nagar council.
He said in his representation that this proves that no status report has been filed in the Punjab and Haryana high court which amounts to contempt of court.Despite none of the official could be contacted.

 
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