Day after the Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary’s visit to Batamaloo area, a committee of senior officers from concerned departments was constituted to address developmental concerns and ensure coordinated execution of works at the city’s economic hub.
The decision was taken in a meeting of held under the chairmanship of DC. The meeting which was also attended by the representatives of the traders-cum-community association of the area discussed the developmental concerns of Batamaloo and the means and measures required to address them.
It was noted that some of the major concerns of the area requiring immediate redressals include defunct drainage and road congestion. It was said that proliferation of roadside vendors encroaching all roads and streets in the area makes a significant contribution to the latter.
The meeting was informed that multi-departmental committee constituted to address its developmental concerns will visit the area to make a comprehensive assessment of its short-term requirements which will address its most urgent concerns and result in a visible developmental redressal.
The Joint Commissioner SMC was directed to submit a list of registered vendors in the area and make necessary preparations for shifting them to designated vendor zones established in the area. The DC assured the representatives that the shifting will be done in accordance with a well-formulated plan allowing easier identification and preventing proliferation of registered vendors.
He also assured of the earliest possible execution of road-widening of Sector 6 road which will be a significant remedial measure for traffic congestion experienced in the area. Dr Shahid also assured of addressing other genuine concerns of the area raised during his visit to the area as well as in the meeting.
Additional Deputy Commissioner KK Sidha will oversee implementation of approved developmental works to be taken up in the area whereas the Joint Director Planning MY Lone will oversee financial requirements and expenditure for taking up the said works.