‘Bagh-e-Mehtab to be model colony’
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar May 21: The Minister of State for Housing & Urban Development, Nasir Sogami Friday said Bagh-e-Mehtab would be developed as model colony having all the basic facilities in a planned manner.
The Minister said this while interacting with the colony residents during his visit to Bagh-e- Mehtab this morning.
An official handout said: “All the 8 sectors of the colony highlighted the problems of their respective areas regarding development of Green-belt, rehabilitation of families residing on main road, allotment of graveyard, construction of community hall, sanctioning of dispensary and providing of civic facilities.”
The Minister discussed all these issues with the team of officers accompanying him.
Speaking on the occasion, the Minister directed ERA to speed up the construction work of main road and drainage system and complete it within the targeted period.
He assured that all the households coming under road widening will be rehabilitated soon.
He said all the inner roads of the colony be macadamised this year and work on this project would be started as soon as weather improves in the Valley.
To provide better drinking water facilities to the people, the Minister said that the PHE schemes for the colony would be upgraded this year for which funds would be released soon.
He directed the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir to move a proposal for setting up of Primary Health Centre in the Colony for which land has already been earmarked.
Sogami directed the officers to explore possibilities of including the colony within the municipal limits of Srinagar so that the colony is maintained on modern lines. He asked Urban Development Department to identify one green belt for development during this fiscal. He said that streetlights would also be installed in the colony as soon as it comes under municipal limits.
For the allotment of graveyard for the colony, Sogami directed the Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir to sort out this issue at the earliest.
The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Naseema Lanker, Directors of ERA, OP Dubay and Madan Mohan, MD Housing Board, Ravi Thusoo, Provincial President, NC, Ali Muhammad Dar, SE Drainage, Anil Koul and team of Engineers of Irrigation, PHE and Flood Control accompanied the Minister during the visit.
Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 May 2010 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 May 2010 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 22 May 2010 00:00:00 IST
- MORE FROM SRINAGAR CITY
INTERNATIONAL BIODIVERSITY DAY
Bandipore, May 21: On the eve of International Biodiversity Day experts have pointed out that the construction of 320 Megawatt Kishenganga Hydro Electric Power Project (KGHEPP) in the fragile Bandipore More
- Srinagar City
Srinagar, May 21: The residents of colonies falling under the Badami Bagh Cantonment Board jurisdiction have appealed the Deputy Chief Minister, Tara Chand to get the colonies shifted to the Srinagar Municipal More
Jammu: A student of Baba Ghulam Shah Badshah University was injured in leopard attack at Rajouri on Friday. Hakim Din was on way to varsity when the leopard attacked him, police said, adding the people More
- South Asia
PRESS TRUST OF INDIA
New Delhi, May 21: The Law Minister, M Veerappa Moily today said the Home Ministry would decide on the mercy petition of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru. “You must have read in newspapers More
- GK Business
Srinagar, May 21: It was a week of confusion and confrontation for the cross-LoC trade.On the very first day of the trade on Tuesday custom officers from this side raised objections to import of few varieties More