Govt reworking Srinagar, Jammu Master Plans
GK NEWS NETWORK
Jammu, Sep 24: Jammu and Kashmir government has begun the mid-term review of the Master Plan of twin capital cities of Jammu and Srinagar.
“We have set in motion revision of Master Plan for Jammu and Srinagar”, Deputy Chief Minister Tara Chand said here today.
He said that revised Master Plans were also being formulated for several other towns. “These draft Master Plans would be discussed with all the stakeholders and adopted after necessary deliberations”, he said.
Pertinently, the Deputy Chief Minister is scheduled to review the progress of the Srinagar Master Plan revision at a high-level meeting in Srinagar tomorrow. The meeting was earlier scheduled for September 21. It was postponed due to some official and political engagements of Tara Chand in the winter capital. Around 30 heads of departments would be putting across their viewpoint about the Master Plan revision at the meeting, sources told Greater Kashmir.
He said in order to address the issue of frequent delays in getting building permission, the service has also gone online and now people can monitor the progress of their case from their home. Laxity would not be tolerated and guilty would be punished as per the law, he added.
The Deputy Chief Minister, who was interacting with delegation of Chamber of Commerce and prominent citizens of Jammu at Civil Secretariat, here today, said that ambitious development projects have been launched all across the state for equipping towns and cities with all required urban infrastructure and to address the urban requirements of city inhabitants.
The delegation led by President CCI, Jammu YV Sharma apprised the Deputy Chief Minister of various requirements of the city and projected demands of the business community.
Enlisting the projects launched in the summer capital, Tara Chand said that traffic signal lights, flyover project from Bikram Chowk, ambitious project of augmenting water supply by utilizing Chenab water, creation of facilities under BSUP, rehabilitation of slum dwellers, construction of modern abattoir and modernising sewerage system are among the projects undertaken to develop the city on pattern of metros.
“The ambitious project of installing traffic signals in Jammu and Srinagar has been partly completed and would go a long way to regulate traffic and ease the commuters from frequent traffic jams,” he added.
Chand said to cater the requirements of growing housing needs of population, new housing projects are coming up and vertical growth as per norms is being encouraged.
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