Asserting that the historic city of Srinagar is our heart, Chief Minister, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, Tuesday, emphasized that his government will remain totally focused on the development of the summer capital, which bore the maximum brunt of the unprecedented deluge of September 2014.
With a view to decongest the city downtown, he said the government will offer land as equity to develop new housing colonies and townships in PPP mode, especially for urban poor and those belonging to very low-income groups.
"I feel the pain confronting people and understand hardship facing them on the housing front. We will overcome the acute shortage of affordable housing colonies in downtown city which is bursting at its seam," he stated, according to an official handout.
The Chief Minister was addressing an impressive public gathering, after laying foundation stone of a new flyover (Grade Separator) near TRC Junction, here today.
He said since Srinagar bore the brunt of devastating floods of 2014, adequate portion of funds out of the economic and relief package announced by the Centre have been earmarked for flood protection measures and restoration of infrastructure damaged in floods. "The administration has become proactive and is geared up to ameliorate the sufferings of people," he assured.
Drawing the attention of the people towards choking of roads due to ever-expanding vehicular traffic, Mufti Sayeed said once the ADB-funded flyover between Jehangir Chowk and Rambagh and the new Grade Separator at TRC Crossing are commissioned, it will substantially reduce the traffic woes faced by the commuters.