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There are a lot of schemes and infrastructure projects under execution to make the winter capital of Jammu and Kashmir more attractive. The creation of the Lake Tawi project is also under execution and it will give the real facelift to Jammu city.

Recently the Chief Secretary reviewed the pace of different schemes being implemented on ground in Jammu and he was informed that DPR for the phase I project at a cost of Rs. 194 crore has been finalized and the tender is expected to be floated within days.

He advised the department to explore the possibility of raising the height of the barrage piers to create an artificial pondage in river Tawi up to the Gujjar Nagar Bridge.

Stating that the different works in the project should be done in parallel rather than in the sequential manner, he advised the department that the impounding of water between Bhagwati Nagar bridge and Gujjar Nagar bridge can be done even as execution of other works like construction of diaphragm wall, retaining wall etc. goes on in parallel.

He asked the department to follow the ‘Build and Use’ model wherein as it builds facilities/amenities on River Tawi Front into future, it should try and throw open the facilities it has already built for public use without waiting for the entire project to be completed.

The department should open the amenities/facilities it builds for public use and should not wait for the whole project to finish before doing so was the suggestion given by J&K Chief Secretary to his officers.

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