Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today directed the officers to prepare a comprehensive project report for plying of monorails in the twin cities of Jammu and Srinagar under the urban mobility plan.
"A mobility plan for having monorails in the twin capital cities has already been formulated by RITES Ltd and now the officers should synergize their activities and work out various other formalities and procedures so that this endeavor of Government gets completed" DY CM said at a meeting .
As per an official spokesperson, DY CM was speaking at a review meeting convened to discuss the status of implementation of various developmental initiatives under Housing and Urban development. It was attended by Commissioner Secretary Housing and Urban Development, Bipul Pathak, Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Mandeep Kour and other senior officers.
Dr. Singh also asked the officers to fast pace the work on the prestigious multi-tier parking being constructed at Panjthirthi to overcome parking problems of the major chunk of population living in this part of old city gets resolved. He said that they should be holding regular meetings regarding the status of implementation, so that bottlenecks if any are removed at the earliest and the project completed within the stipulated time.
While asking for speedy completion of the twin flyovers being constructed from Bikram Chowk in Jammu and Rambagh in Srinagar, the Deputy Chief Minister asked for proper monitoring so that these are completed within the stipulated time period and traffic is regulated at these two crucial junctions. He said that they should also ensure that quality of the materials being used is of high standard and longevity.
The Deputy Chief Minister also asked for coming up with a comprehensive action plan for replacing the street lights of the cities and towns with LED bulbs as a step for conservation of electricity.
Dr. Singh also directed for speeding up the pace of other developmental works in both the divisions of the state.