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Govt to build concrete wall along the Yamuna

To safeguard Tibetan markets in East Delhi that line the Yamuna from flooding every year,the Delhi government has decided to construct a wall on the right bank of the Yamuna.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 24, 2013 2:52 am

To safeguard Tibetan markets in East Delhi that line the Yamuna from flooding every year,the Delhi government has decided to construct a wall on the right bank of the Yamuna.

The reinforced cement concrete wall will be built on the ring road between the Boat Club and Kudesia Ghat at a total cost of Rs 10.61 crore.

Irrigation and Flood Control Minister Dr A K Walia on Tuesday stated that shopowners and residents in the Tibetan markets would not face inconveniences or heavy losses once the wall is completed. “The project would be completed in 15 months after requisite sanctions,” Walia said after a meeting of the Flood Control Board on Tuesday.

The Tibetan market was flooded when the water level had gone up significantly last month. “This area faces danger during flood situations that force people to shift their homes and shops from this densely populated stretch. The wall will cover a length of 1,100 metres and shall have raft slab foundation supported with piles,” Walia said.

The decision to build the wall was taken at a meeting of the Flood Control Board which Walia chaired and several MLAs and senior officers attended.

Including the wall,the board cleared five schemes at a total estimated cost of Rs 18.91 crore.

with PTI

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