Govt gives green signal for Monorail in Srinagar

To decongest traffic in Srinagar, the state government on Wednesday directed the officials to prepare a comprehensive project report for starting monorail in the summer capital.
Govt gives green signal for Monorail in Srinagar
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To decongest traffic in Srinagar, the state government on Wednesday directed the officials to prepare a comprehensive project report for starting monorail in the summer capital. 

Deputy Chief Minister, Nirmal Singh, directed the officers to prepare a comprehensive project report for plying of monorail in Srinagar under the urban mobility plan so that traffic flow is regulated and also for the benefit of the people living in the city.

Singh was addressing officials during a review meeting in Jammu to discuss the status of implementation of various developmental initiatives being undertaken by the government in different sectors of Housing and Urban development.

"A mobility plan for having monorails in the city has already been formulated by RITES Ltd and now the officers should synergise their activities and work out various other formalities and procedures so that this endeavour of government gets completed," Deputy CM said.

He said that by having monorails, the menace of traffic congestion would be addressed to a larger extent besides providing new means of transportation to the commuters.

He instructed the officials to hold 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.

Asking for speedy completion of Rambagh flyover in Srinagar, the Deputy CM asked for proper monitoring of the project and also maintaining a close coordination with the executing agency to ensure its completion within stipulated time. 

He asked the officials to ensure that quality of the materials being used is of high standard and longevity.

The Deputy CM also asked for coming up with a comprehensive action plan for replacing the street lights of Srinagar and towns with LED bulbs so that the conservation of electric energy is ensured.

"By doing so, we would be saving power to a large extent besides also curtailing the amount being spent on the same which can be used for other developmental activities," he said.

He also directed for speeding up the pace of other developmental works in both the divisions of the state.

"We have to ensure that people get all the modern and basic requirements of urban living replete with other facilities at par with the other cities of the country," he said.

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