Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Social Welfare, Health & Medical Education, Asiea Naqash today laid a foundation stone for construction of a sewerage system around left areas of Dal Lake.The project provides a sewerage network, with manholes, house connections and pumping stations, for several peripheral areas of the Dal Lake. It will also include design, construction, testing and commissioning of a sewerage system.The areas falling under the project include Saida Kadal, Naidyar, Gurpora, Jogilankar, Daulatabad, BagheRoop Singh, Abi Nowpora and Boulevard. The project will have a total of 20797 metres pipeline network.With an estimated cost of Rs 24. 80 crores, the project is being constructed under the GoI sponsored AMRUT scheme and it will be completed by July 2019.The Minister said that the government is committed to protect and preserve all water bodies in the Valley particularly Dal lake and construction of extensive sewerage network will go a long way in curtailing pollution. She said that AMRUT scheme gives ample funding to the State to improve its sewerage network.Asiea Naqash was also informed that new Intermediate Pump Stations are being constructed at different places so that sewerage of these areas is connected to main STP at BrariNambal.She impressed upon the concerned officers to work in a mission mode for the protection and conservation of Dal Lake, Anchar Lake and other water bodies in the city.The Minister directed the engineers to speed up the pace of work and finish the project in a time-bound manner so that the inhabitants of these areas are benefitted at the earliest.She asked the people to cooperate with the officials for the speedy execution and implementation of this project.