JORA INAUGURATES PEDESTRIAN MALL AT DALGATE

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Srinagar, June 21: Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora Friday reiterated that the government was committed to rehabilitate all affected Dal dwellers at newly developed colony at Bemina with all the latest facilities, an official handout said.
 Jora said this while inaugurating 180-meter pedestrian mall from KhonKhan Dalgate to Dal Lock Gate. The pedestrian path has been constructed at a cost of Rs 7.50 lakh by the LAWDA.
 Chairperson State Women Commission and MLA, Habba Kadal, Shamim Firdous, Commissioner Secretary, Housing and Urban Development, Jeet Lal Gupta, Vice Chairman, LAWDA, Irfan Yasin and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.
 Interacting with the Dal dwellers, the Minister said the government was aware about their problems and that “all possible steps are being taken to mitigate them in phased manner.”
 On the occasion, Kashmir Hotel and Restaurant Owners Federation(KHAROF) held a meeting with Jora at Khonakhan and discussed the problems faced by the inhabitants of the area in general and tourism sector in particular with him.
 The President KHAROF Faiz Bakshi, Secretary General , Manzoor Sidiq and other members took a round  of the area to have firsthand knowledge about the development needs of the area.
 Bakshi and Manzoor “drew the attention of the Minister  towards the problems faced by hotels , guesthouses, lodges, paying guest accommodations ,restaurants of Kohna Khan, Pedestal Mall, Khayam, Bishembar Nagar, Boulevard, Nishat  and Shalimar areas regarding drainage problems, construction/connectivity with Sewage Treatment Plants(STP’S).”  Jora directed the concerned officials to redress all genuine problems on priority basis.

‘REMOVE SMART BIN CLUSTER’
Meanwhile the tourism players appealed the Minister for Housing Nawang Rigzin Jora to shift the garbage dumping site from the Boulevard to elsewhere.
 The complainants said the presence of cluster of Smart-Bins just next to the Boulevard, near Delhi Rasoi, a restaurant was bringing disrepute for the tourism sector because of the “nauseating garbage.”
 “Our business has been badly affected,” the complainants said.

Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 Jun 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Fri, 21 Jun 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sat, 22 Jun 2013 00:00:00 IST




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