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LA Panel on environment visits Chenani-Nashri tunnel

Members call for urgent measures to minimize pollution inside subway

Rouf Pampori

Rouf Pampori

5 Dariya News

Udhampur , 30 Nov 2017

The Legislative Assembly Panel on environment today visited Chenani-Nashri Tunnel and its adjoining sites to take on the spot assessment of the environment issues inside and around the subway.The team was led by the Committee Chairman Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami and comprised Legislators Pawan Kumar Gupta, Choudhary Mohammad Akram, Gulzar Ahmed Wani, Mohammad Abbas Wani and Syed Mohammad Baqir Rizvi, Deputy Commissioner, Ramban Tariq Hussain Ganie, and other officers of district administration and engineers of construction companies accompanied the committee members.MEP Head IL&FS Construction Company, Vijay Sharma gave a power point Presentation and briefed about the safety and other systems installed in the Tunnel including ventilation system, lighting system, Electrical system Redundancy features, Fire fighting system, Tunnel Power supply system HV/HT Electrical Network, Uniqueness of the project, Challenges, etc.The Environment Committee also conducted inspection of main control room inside the tunnel and inquired about the possible cause of pollution hazard inside the tunnel.

After examining the scenario inside the tunnel, the committee observed that there was an need to evolve an effective mechanism to monitor and minimize the pollution in the tunnel. The members said the committee will welcome the suggestions of all stakeholders for achieving clean environment inside the tunnel and for the safety of the commuters.The committee also held detailed deliberations with DDC Ramban and called for proper maintenance and smooth regulation to discourage traffic congestion in and around tunnel.Interacting with the stakeholders, the environment committee assured them that it would forcefully seek pollution and dust free environment for the people of the area.“The shortcomings found will be conveyed to the implementing agencies, department and authorities so that the same are corrected in given time,” the members said.The committee also called for seeking expert opinion on environment assessment so that a proper mechanism is followed to safeguard human health and environment. It was informed that more such inspection will   be conducted in future to ensure that the improvements suggested are followed.


Tags: Mohammed Yousuf Tarigami , Pawan Kumar Gupta



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