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Dravyavati River Project to be inaugurated this month

The deadline for this project was September 10 but due to the heavy rains in the city over the past few weeks, the work couldn’t be completed. JDA officials have now given the companies involved in the project the new deadline of September 20.

Rimjhim Jethani | September 13, 2018 | Last Updated:
September 13, 2018 11:24 am
Dravyavati River Project in Jaipur

Dravyavati River will become probably the most popular hangout place where you can spend quality time with your friends and family or enjoy a quite jog by the riverside.

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government’s Dravyavati River project is likely to be inaugurated this month, according to Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) officials. The deadline for this project was September 10 but due to the heavy rains in the city over the past few weeks, the work couldn’t be completed. JDA officials have now given the companies involved in the project the new deadline of September 20.

Several deadlines have been missed. Earlier, the work was expected to be completed in August. JDA commissioner Vaibhav Galriya inspected the Dravyavati project construction site on Wednesday. He said that all efforts are being made to complete the work this month.

Rajasthan chief minister Vasundhara Raje wants to inaugurate this project before the Model Code of Conduct comes into force.

“The work is rapidly progressing in the areas from Sushilpura Bridge to Tonk Road. The construction work was affected due to the rains. But the work is now progressing fast and it will be completed by September 20,” said Vaibhav Galriya.

The inauguration of Dravyawati Riverfront is expected to be held at Shipra Path Park, which is being developed under the project. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje will inaugurate the project.

According to JDA officials, some work undertaken under the project was washed away in heavy rains. Five Sewerage Treatment plant (STP) which were supposed to begin functioning by September 10 are not completed yet.

Only the RIICO section’s STP is ready. Officials said that the other sewerage plants will be completed within the next few days.

Dravyavati River is one of its kind projects in the country as efforts are being made to restore a river from a “dry and arid landscape”. It will not only become an environmentally friendly tourist destination, but also prevent flooding.

Read also: Dravyavati River Project in Jaipur: Everything you need to know

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